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54th annual West Rutland Glodzik Basketball Tournament hosts 37 teams

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The Rutland Rec team won last year's Glodzik championship. This year, March 9-15, will mark the 54th annual Glodzik Tournament. This popular basketball tournament will feature 37 teams made up of 5/6-grade boys and girls. PEGTV will broadcast many of the games on channel 15.

PEGTV, Rutland County's public access television station, is partnering up with the West Rutland Booster Club to sponsor the 54th annual West Rutland Glodzik Basketball Tournament taking place from March 9-15. This year's invitational tournament features 37 teams, both boys and girls, at the 5/6-grade age level.

Twenty-five years ago the tournament was named after the late Ed Glodzik, who was a coach and had a son who played in the tournament. Due to the popularity and caliber of the tournament, girl's basketball was added for the first time last year with the support of the Glodzik family.

PEGTV will be filming the games from the opening weekend, some games throughout the week, and the championship game, which takes place Friday, March 15. These games will be broadcast on PEGTV channel 15 and DVDs of the games will be available for purchase, with the money being donated back to the West Rutland Booster Club to help support next year's tournament.

The championship game is guaranteed to be a spectacular event. The West Rutland Booster Club goes all out to make the experience a memorable one for the teams and the spectators, which involves NBA-type introductions, a light show, and giveaways from the Boosters and PEGTV.

"PEGTV is thrilled to be involved with the 54th annual Glodzik Basketball Tournament and we are glad to give this tournament the coverage it deserves to showcase the incredible local talent and the great job the Boosters do every year to make it a memorable experience the kids will never forget," says PEGTV Executive Director Michael Valentine.

If you are unable to watch the tournament games on cable they will be made available later in the week via PEGTV's video on demand portal located on our website.

PEGTV is comprised of Channels 15, 20 and 21 and is available to all cable subscribers throughout Rutland County. Streaming programming, video on demand services and hyper-local weather forecasts are also available online at www.pegtv.com.