Huge Weekend of Hopkinsville Parks & Rec Events and Contests
starting this Thursday night (July 15), with football, basketball, disc golf and a karaoke blowout all on tap for community
enjoyment and participation.
“Other than August’s annual Summer Salute festival (featuring Travis Tritt this year), this is one of the busiest
weekends for our Parks and Rec team,” said Superintendent Tab Brockman. “Hoptown has so much going on with
events these days and our team of city employees enjoys adding to the opportunities for our friends and neighbors. And
this weekend there’s really a little bit of something for everyone! Come on out and sing, play, watch, eat and enjoy.”
Thursday night the 41-team Clarksville Crossover “Pound 4 Pound” basketball tournament dribbles into the Planters
Bank-Jennie Stuart Sportsplex. Teams from six states will be competing. Games start at 6 pm on Thursday and Friday,
and at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday. Gate fees will be charged for the tournament.
The 2nd Annual Best of the West 7v7 high school football passing league tournament kicks off Friday at 9 am with
seeding play at the Stadium of Champions and Tie Breaker Athletic Complex. Champions from the 20-team field will be
determined on Saturday starting at 9 am during elimination rounds. Lots of regional teams are in the tournament,
including Hopkinsville HS and Christian Co. HS. Admission fee is $7 per day or $12 for two days with 6-under free.
On Friday night the Inaugural Hoptown Idol karaoke contest will take center stage at Founders Square at 6 pm as part
of the Parks’ monthly “Sounds At Six” series. A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the top talent as determined by a
judging panel of Peg Hays, Brooke Jung and Dr. Jeff Riggs. The winner is determined by talent and crowd support. Food
trucks and beverage tents will also be on hand to add to the festivities. The audition slots will be filled first-come
starting at 6 pm. All of the Hoptown Idol rules are available at www.hoptowrec.com.
The 4th Annual Hopkinsville Open Disc Golf Tournament grows into a two-day event this year with over 100 players
from eight states expected to throw the plastic around at host Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and neighboring War
Memorial Park in Oak Grove. The event is sponsored by the Christian Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 54-hole
contest features rounds at 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. A pro division is also included in the
Hopkinsville Open. Players pay an admission fee for the tournament but it is open to spectators at no charge.
For more information visit the various Facebook event pages, the Parks website at www.hoptownrec.com, or call the
Parks and Recreation Department office at 270-887-4290, or the Sportplex at 270-985-1700.