GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – The 2015 Gus Macker tournament is set for Aug. 29-30 on Grand Island Boulevard, organizers announced at a news conference Thursday morning.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Youth Advantage.
The 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been held in Western New York for more than 20 years. It will begin a new tradition in Grand Island after many years of being held in downtown Buffalo and one year at Darien Lake. Organizers say the new site offers more long term stability and is a good fit for the tournament.
“Gus Macker has a legacy in Buffalo and has been one of the top events in the area for years,” Corey McGowan of Corey McGowan Productions, which will produce the tournament said in a press release. “To see us lose something as good as a Gus Macker just wasn’t an option.”
The Gus Macker organization has signed a three year agreement with the tournament’s producers in Grand Island.
The 2015 tournament will be held on the roadway of Grand Island Blvd between Whitehaven and Baseline, and in the parking lot and green of the town hall. A section of Grand Island Blvd. will be closed for the two days of the tournament.
This year’s tournament will likely be limited to 400 or 500 teams because of the space. Registration is now open for those wanting to take part.
More information can be found at Macker.com.