2019 Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The 2019 Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, said to be the largest, longest-running 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world, will be held on June 29 and 30 at the Downtown Riverside Festival site (located at the corners of Exchange Boulevard and Court Streets, adjacent to the Blue Cross Arena).

Presenting sponsors include the City of Rochester, 1039 WDKX and Wegmans. All proceeds from the Gus Macker tournament support local youth sports programs through the Rochester Youth Sports Foundation. Athletes and spectators will enjoy a weekend full of family-friendly activities including a youth talent showcase, bounce houses, fun challenges and the highly coveted dunk contest.

Interested participants may register their teams and take in a free preview game featuring teams from 1039 WDKX, the Rochester Police Department and Rochester Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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 by DJ Khadija “KD” Yawn of ROC Royal LLC. 

Started in a Michigan driveway by a pair of brothers and their friends in 1974, the tournament now includes dozens of cities across the U.S. on its annual tour. The Rochester event, now in its third year, is expected to draw more than 300 teams from the Western New York region, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Canada for two days of competitive basketball for players all ages and abilities. 

Admission to the festival site is free; the fee for each four-person team is $140. Registration may also be completed by mail until June 7, or online via www.macker.com/rochester-ny through June 10.

For more information call (585) 748-6804.