By SEAN MICKEY
OLEAN, NY -- Entries are still being accepted for the Olean Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for visitors, students and community members to sign up for the August 18-20 Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament.
Entry deadline for teams interested in this year’s tournament are Friday, July 28 for applications that are submitted by mail AND Monday, July 31 for internet entries. To register on-line, go to www.macker.com or mail an application to Gus Macker Basketball 107 E. Main St. - Suite 3 Belding, MI 48809. Include yours by the deadline with form and payment. No faxed application forms will be accepted. The entry fee must accompany the team application, and can be paid by check or credit card. The entry fee for four player teams is $132. GOACC anticipates having over 250 teams and 9,000 spectators from a 100-mile radius to attend the 3-day event and see this as a great opportunity to showcase Olean.
The tournament will take place on Delaware Avenue and North Barry Streets in Olean, NY. The tournament, based on basketball played in driveways throughout the U.S., will include players who have no experience to those who have played college and semi-professional basketball. Primarily based on their age and level of experience, players will be placed in divisions where they will be most evenly matched. Depending on the number of teams placed in a specific division, players and the teams they’re on will be playing for first- and second- and third trophies. Also teams that finish last in their divisions could receive “Toilet bowl” trophies.
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