OLEAN, NY -- Entries for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, to be played Aug. 17 to 19 on Delaware Avenue at North Barry Street in downtown Olean, will be accepted online through an extended deadline of Aug.  5.

Macker National Staff headquartered in Belding, Michigan, officially extended the deadline in a phone call to the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce office Wednesday morning. 

The three-day festival of basketball begins  with a Friday Corporate Cup Basketball Contest and early registration and continues through the division championships on Aug.19. The tournament is open to players of all ages and experience levels who are computer-matched by age, height and experience so that all participants can be competitive. 

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The tournament, based on basketball played in driveways throughout the U.S., will include players who range from those with no experience to athletes 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.

Registrations forms are available online www.macker.com and can be submitted online until the end of Sunday. The entry fee for a four-player team is $132. Checks, Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

Offline forms for registration via U.S. mail are available at the Chamber office, but Wednesday is the final day for mailing forms. After that, forms and payment can be brought  to the Chamber office at 301 N. Union St. through Friday. 

For information on the Gus Macker tournament, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or email info@oleanny.com.

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