Registration still open for 3-on-3 basketball tournament

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There is still time to register teams for the Third Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

An extended deadline now allows for teams to register through Monday, April 24, with the event set for May 6-7 at Arena Park.

Teams of four can register online at The cost to enter is $35 per person or $140 for a team of four, with all proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Missouri.

The tournament is open to all genders and ages.

"If we get the teams we need, that's 100 underprivileged kids we could serve every day after school for a year," Boys & Girls Clubs of SEMO executive director Carol Childers said in a news release. "This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to have fun and support an essential community resource."

Teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions and broken into junior, adult, or top brackets that consider age, height and experience level.

All teams play at least three games.

The event also features a slam dunk and free throw contests, with a set of "grudge matches" pairing local organizations will be played on the eve of the tournament.

From staff report

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