Stop The Violence Finals Has Party Atmosphere
It started in May with 12 teams of 10 players each. On Saturday two teams played for the championship of the 2nd Annual Stack Bundles Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament. Despite the intense heat of day, a huge crowd came out to party and support the players at the basketball courts on Beach 9th Street as Riot Squad went up against Team Stack. After a thrilling back and forth, Team Stack won by a score of 62- 57.
The tournament brings together players from different parts of the peninsula and shows that those from Redfern Houses, Hammel Houses, Beach 41st Street Houses and Ocean Bay Apartments can cross the socalled territorial lines and still get along.
Everyone Deserves to Live is the motto of the tournament – which is named for rapper Stack Bundles, a Redfern resident. Bundles was shot to death outside his Redfern apartment building in June 2007. Among those attending the tournament final were members of the late rapper’s family.