CORPUS CHRISTI – The ultimate 3-on-3 basketball challenge returns to Corpus Christi this summer, as the 28th annual Pepsi Bay Ball Ballyhoop gets set to take place at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from July 29-30 at the Dugan Wellness Center and Island Hall Gym. Feel the intensity and passion that comes with playing for a championship, all while supporting local Special Olympics Texas athletes. Registration can be completed online at The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 18.

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament challenges top ballers and Cinderella hopefuls to bring their A-game to the court for bragging rights and for raising awareness and funds for more than 2,000 Special Olympics Texas athletes in the South Texas area.

Teams are placed in age division according to the oldest player on the team. There are 9 divisions: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Youth (15-17), Women’s Youth (15-17), Men’s Youth (12-14), Women’s Youth (12-14), Men’s Over 40 (ALL players must be over 40), Unified Team (includes Special Olympics Texas athletes) and Corporate (ALL players from same business).

Each team will have four players. The entry fee is $160 per Adult Team and $100 per Youth Team.

Check-in is on Friday, July 28 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Academy Sports + Outdoors (5001 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411).

For more information contact Alice Fulton-Garza ( at (361) 857-5679.

About Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.