OLEAN, NY -- The Olean installment of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, America's largest outdoor basketball competition,  is scheduled for Aug. 17 to 19. The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is anticipating 250 teams and 8,000 spectators from a 100-mile radius to attend the three-day event.  Last year, the local tournament had 200 teams play with 748 registered players.

For this year’s tourney to be a success, the chamber needs a few assists. Meme K. Yanetsko, the GOACC’s COO, notes that sponsorship is a popular way to support Olean’s Macker, and there are various sponsorship levels to choose from. 

“Please consider participation through a sponsorship and know that  your sponsorship fee will be used directly to manage this event with excess revenue being brought back out to non-profit organizations,” Yanetsko said.  

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There are several in-kind sponsorship options available as well. From restaurant owners, the Chamber would accept gifts cards to their establishments as payment toward the various sponsorship levels. Businesses can also  donate items such as bottled water, sports drinks, sandwiches/subs or pizza, or make a donation of time, in exchange for sponsorship status. 

“The chamber would like to thank its 54 corporate sponsors who have stepped up and funded the $10,000 tournament fee to Macker National for our 2018 event,” Yanetsko added. 

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball is America's largest outdoor basketball tournament.  The Macker Tournament is designed so that anyone can play: male or female, young and old, short and tall, experience or no experience at all. Since 1987, the Macker tour has grown and held a total of 972 tournaments with more than 2.2 million players and 23 million spectators.

For more information, please call the Chamber at 716-372-4433 or email info@oleanny.com.