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Basketball: Heat can’t stop ‘Stop the Violence’ tournament

08/13/2016 8:59 PM |

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Even on a day when the National Weather Service was warning of extreme heat and the heat index reached 100 degrees, Riverhead’s ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament went on.

This year’s games took on extra special meaning, as the athletes played on the newly resurfaced Horton Avenue courts.

Event organizers Dwayne Eleazer and Larry Williams were honored with proclamations from Riverhead Town, celebrating their dedication to the tournament, now in its 10th year. Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and councilmen Tim Hubbard and John Dunleavy were on hand to celebrate the two men and the tournament they founded.

The double-elimination tournament continues Sunday.

Top Caption: Stop the Violence basketball tournament co-founder Dwayne Eleazer cuts the ribbon to the newly resurfaced Horton Avenue basketball courts.

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