By Rebecca Gunning, @Beck2142
The second annual John J. Watson 3v3 Basketball Tournament was held Nov. 23, 2013 and was deemed to be a success.
The tournament, run by a group of seniors for Mike Russell’s event and sponsorship marketing class, was held in honor of the late Dr. Watson, a beloved marketing professor at St. Bonaventure University who passed away in May of 2012.
The event had 17 teams total — 12 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams. There were also many spectators who showed up to watch some competitive basketball, including the Watson family.
Leslie Watson, John’s wife, was honored at the opening ceremony of the event and expressed her gratitude.
“I want to thank you all for participating today,” she said. “And I want to thank all the students for organizing this awesome event.”
Leslie also mentioned that her husband used to have his students organize a dodge ball tournament for a class so he would be happy this event backs up his “belief of practical learning.”