The Avoca Summer Classic is an annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held in Avoca, NY each August in Memory of Frankie Rundell.

Frankie was a lifelong resident of the Avoca area. He graduated from the Avoca Central School in 1988 and was an avid basketball player, participating in the sport through his high school days. He was a member of the 1987-88 team which played in the semi-finals of the NYS High School Basketball Tournamen in Glens Falls.

Frankie was tragically killed in an automobile accident in December 2001. In attempting to ease the pain of his loss, his friends are letting his memory live on through the Avoca Summer Classic - which is now entering it's fifteenth year. The proceeds of the event will help the children of the Upstate New York area achieve their goals through sports, whether it be youth league or high school.

Your generosity in donating or playing in the tournament is greatly appreciated. Proceeds from last years event assisted local AAU basketball teams, sponsored a YMCA team, assisted a local youth playing summer lacrosse, sponsored All Star cheerleaders, bought new hoops for a local park, and a portion will once again be given to Frankie's children to be used to further their education. A scholarship has been established at Avoca Central School for graduating seniors. We were able to provide assistance to two students and with your help we will be able to provide the scholarship again this year.

The event will be on Main Street in downtown Avoca on August 5, 2017. Check-in will begin at 9:00am with games beginning at 10:00am. Start times for the first round will be posted by 10:00am on game days. Bracket selection will be decided by drawing a number at registration. Teams should consist of four to five members and the cost is $35.00 per member.