Patrick's PALS XXII

Patrick’s PALS 28th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Community Celebration

Patrick’s PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is set to take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at The TRACK at New Balance in Brighton, an impressive facility we look forward to introducing to you as part of our 28th annual event! We're grateful to New Balance for their support.

The PALS Team - James & Pamela Vershbow, Jon Pressman, Bill Rome, Steve Savarese, Jim Marks, Scott Katz, Andrew Pressman, Peter Savarese, Dan Marks and Steven Rome - remains devoted to providing a great event while continuing to fundraise on behalf of FRAXA Research Foundation. Their mission of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome remains the ultimate goal!

Activities Include

• 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament: 32 teams compete in a thrilling double-elimination format. Not playing? No worries, there's plenty to enjoy!

• Family-Friendly Fun: Join us from 10 am to 2 pm for:

» Food: Breakfast available until 11 am and lunch starting at noon.
» Ice Cream Truck: Treat yourself from 12 pm to 2 pm
» Raffles & Silent Auction: Win sports memorabilia, game tickets, and more.
» Shooting Contests: Test your skills in our 3-point and half-court shooting contests.

About Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Every year, Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is held on the first Saturday after Memorial Day and accepts 32 teams. After the first round of the double elimination tournament, 16 teams are placed in a "winner's bracket" and 16 in a "loser's bracket." The following rounds establish two undefeated teams from the winner's bracket who compete to be one of the finalists. The losing team goes to the loser's bracket with a chance to play the one team that worked its way through the bracket. The two one-loss teams then play for the right to challenge the undefeated team in the championship round. If the undefeated team wins, they are crowned champions. If they lose, a second game is played to determine the winner of the trophy.

Each team in the tournament must consist of at least three players, but no more than five. The registration fee is $50 per player and includes breakfast, lunch, a gift bag of PALS goodies, and refreshments. During the tournament, there will be a silent auction with great items up for bidding. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win tickets to games for the Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, or Red Sox.

Two basketball-related contests will take place during the event. The first is a half-court shot contest where winners can choose from a variety of PALS swag items. The second is a 3-point shot contest with a $20 entry fee, and the winner will take home half the pot!

The sign-in for the Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday June 1, 2024, at The TRACK at New Balancer on Guest Street in Brighton. Breakfast will be provided, including coffee, bagels, and donuts. Four half courts will be in constant use, and games will be played until we break for lunch and the basketball contests around noon. Typically, a champion will be crowned or the championship round will be played by 3:00 pm.

Register/Learn more about Patrick's PALS

To register or learn more about this year's Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Fundraiser, please contact PALS Director James Vershbow at (617) 599-2641 or email

Thank you to family, friends, volunteers, sponsors, participants and donors, for your support and participation since 1997!!

Donate to Patrick's PALS


June 1, 2024


8:00 am - 3:00 pm


the TRACK at new balance
the TRACK at new balance
91 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135


James Vershbow
(617) 599-2641