75th Annual SNF Basketball Tournamen
North Canton, OH - St George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton hosted the 75th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament June 5-8th. Serbian communities from all over North America gathered in fellowship, competition and camaraderie.
The tournament began on the morning of June 6th, with an opening prayer by Fr Aleksa Pavichevich at Massillon Recreation Center. Over the next two days, over 60 teams competed in front of hundreds of family, fans and fellow athletes. During Friday and Saturday evenings, participants young and old gathered at the St George Serbian Center to partake of traditional Serbian foods and beverages, dance kolos, and connect with friends from all over the country.
The tournament concluded with a joyful Pentecost service at St George Serbian Orthodox church, followed by a community-hosted picnic. Rain could not dampen the spirits as the community gathered one last time for lamb, live music and fellowship!
Many thanks to Tournament Co-Chairs Nick and Branko Pribich who worked tirelessly, along with many volunteers connected to the St George community, to make the 75th Annual Basketball Tournament a memorable event.
Source: Eastern American Diocese