Mayor Lovely A. Warren, yesterday together with representatives from Rochester Youth Sports Foundation, announces details of the 2019 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which is returning to the city of Rochester for its third consecutive year.
The Gus Macker Tournament, is the most significant, longest-running 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world, and the return will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, at the Downtown Riverside Festival site (at the corner of Exchange Boulevard and Court Street, across from the Blue Cross Arena).
During the announcement at John Williams School No.5, Mayor Warren expressed how excited the city is to bring this family-friendly event to our city each year.
She also expressed how Gus Macker Tournament adds a beautiful vibrancy to our city while supporting youth sports programs in the Rochester community because the quality of life programs and healthy activities are crucial to creating more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, and better educational opportunities.
Interested participants may register their teams online and at a free preview game featuring crews from 103.9 WDKX, the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave. The preview event features a 3-point contest, free hot dogs and entertainment.
During Mayor Lovely A. Warren visit to John Williams School No. 5. She had a good time (played) with the student who attended the event.
Gus Macker Tournaments take place in dozens of cities across the United States as part of its annual tour.
They expect the Rochester event to draw over 300 teams from the Western New York region, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Canada during two days of competitive basketball for players of all ages and abilities.
Admission to the festival site is free. The fee for each four-person team is $140. You may complete registration online through June 10 via www.macker.com/rochester-ny. For more information, call (585) 748-6804.