Tuskahoma Labor Day Festival events slated Aug. 30-Sept. 1
TUSKAHOMA — There will be several events taking place for this year's Tuskahoma Labor Day Festival, which will be Aug. 30-Sept. 1.For the basketball lovers, there will be 3-on-3 basketball tournaments on Aug. 31 for all men's, women's and coed teams.There will be three divisions of four-man roster teams, with the divisions being ages 18-and-older in the women's division, a “young guns” division for men ages 18 to 35 and a “old timers” division for ages 36 and older.As for five-man coed rosters, the mini division will be ages 9-11, tweens ages 12-14 and teens ages 15-18. All coed teams must have either three boys and two girls, or three girls and two boys on the rosters.Deadline to enter the tournament will be Aug. 26. Entries can be mailed to Kerry Steve, P.O. Box 1909, Durant, OK 74702 or faxed to (580) 920-0024. The tournaments will be open to the first 20 teams.The Chief Pyle Youth Fitness Challenge will take place Aug. 30 on the County Chambers lawn. The event is open to youth ages 8 to 18, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and the contest at 6 p.m.For additional information, call Jason Campbell at (800) 522-6170, Ext. 2787.There will be a fast-pitch softball men's and women's tournaments Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The deadline to enter is Aug. 9. For more information, call (800) 522-6170, Ext. 2224.The “Tough, Tough Choctaw” contest will take place at 5 p.m. Aug. 31 on the Council Chambers lawn. Registration will begin at 4 p.m.Competitors younger than age 18 must have a parent sign a waiver. For additional information, call Jeremy Loper at (800) 522-6170, Ext. 2407 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.There will be horseshoe pitching tournaments beginning at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31 with a men's division, women's division, youth division and a senior's division. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m., there is a limit of 32 women and children, while the men's limit is 64. There will be a singles tournament for men (seniors), women and youth, a doubles tournament for men (seniors) and women and a ringers championship for men (seniors), women and youth.The third annual Stickball Tournament will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 1. For details, go online to: www. ChoctawNation. com and the Choctaw Nation's Facebook page.The 11th annual Chief Pyle Labor Day Golf Tournament will be Sept. 1 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course in Wilburton. The tournament will be a four-person mixed scramble. Mulligans will be available for $10 each with a maximum of two.For additional information, call Nate Cox or Gregg Robinson at (580) 380-1633.The 5k run will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 31 at the north entrance to the tribal grounds, which are located at the corner of Oklahoma State Highway 2 and E1630 Road.There will be a 12-and-younger division, a 13-15 division, age 16-19 division and succeeding five-year age brackets up to age 70-and-older for women and age 75-and-older for men.Deadline to enter is Aug. 26. For additional information, call race director Neal Hawkins at (580) 924-8280, Ext. 2319.