Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament comes to NM Tech

by Tiffany M. Chisum

SOCORRO – The latest installment of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held at the New Mexico Tech Swim Center parking lot on July 21 and 22. The tournament is expected to last all weekend-long on that Saturday and Sunday.

NOTE: Have fun! Be a volunteer! Volunteer scorekeepers are needed for half-day or full day, on Saturday or Sunday. To volunteer, please contact Melissa Begay at 835-5120.

Registration for the Gus Macker tournament will be held at the university’s Student Activity Center, next to the Tech Swim Center, on Friday, July 20, from 3:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Saturday, July 21, from 7:00 am to noon.

The Gus Macker tournament is designed so that anyone can participate. In addition to the major 3-on-3 event, other smaller events also take place. For instance, there will also be a free throw competition and a three-point shoot out, both of which are open to everyone and offer awards. A slam dunk contest is also scheduled for those participating in the 3-on-3 event.

In addition to the fun provided, the Gus Macker organizing committee donates proceeds from the tournament to a local charity. The charity that will receive donations from this event is the Socorro Boys and Girls Club. Club director Ann Hale has been instrumental in getting everything ready for the upcoming Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

In addition to the asphalt basketball courts being set up at New Mexico Tech, vendors will be set up on the west side of the gate on Campus Drive. The Tech Swim Center will retain its regular hours of operation during the tournament; and, some of the university’s spare resident hall rooms will be available for lodging.

Hale, who also is serving as the local coordinator for Gus Macker, stated that New Mexico Tech has been “wonderful in assisting with everything for the Gus Macker Tournament.” For more information about the Gus Macker tournament, call Hale at 838-2100.