BUFFALO, N.Y. ( release ) The 2012 Buffalo Gus Macker Tournament has extended its deadline for online registration until 11:59 P.M. Sunday, May 20th. Teams may submit their applications online now at www.buffalogusmacker.com. There will be no increase in the fee of $144 per team required to register, and more information is available at the web-site address. ONLY ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. - NO MAIL-IN APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN.
The 2012 Buffalo Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament, building on improvements to the annual event from previous years, returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd.
The Police Athletic League of Buffalo will host the Buffalo Gus Macker, sponsored again this year by Terrence McGee of the Buffalo Bills and Toyota. The tournament will feature qualified referees at each court, experienced scorekeepers for each game, and family oriented activities throughout the weekend.
The Buffalo Gus Macker Tournament is one of the largest such event in the country. Last year almost 4,000 players on nearly 1000 teams filled 70 basketball courts along Delaware Avenue from Niagara Square to Chippewa Street. Over 1,000 action-packed games were played each day, with finals in each age division decided late Sunday afternoon at main courts set up in front of Buffalo’s City Hall & the New Era Flagship Store on Delaware Avenue.
In addition to the spirited competition on the courts, concession stands will be set up along Delaware Avenue.
All of Western New York is invited to attend the Gus Macker Weekend activities, cheering on their favorite athletes while supporting the important mission of the Police Athletic League.