Gus Macker Invades Parkview Field

By Megan Trent

Gus Macker Invades Parkview Field

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 12, 2010 at 6:59 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The courts may have gotten a little wet, but that didn't stop hundreds of basketball players from filling the parking lot of Parkview Field for Saturday's Gus Macker tournament.

Gus Macker is the largest event of its kind in the world. It has been several year's since Fort Wayne played host to one of the 3-on-3 tournaments, but this is the second year it has been back in action in the Summit City.

Participation was a little lower than last year, but 81 teams signed up to compete this year. Each team has four players.

The event was hosted by SAFY, a foster care and adoption agency in the Fort Wayne community. Proceeds from the tournament benefit youth adjusting to independent living through SAFY and the University of Saint Francis' athletic scholarship fund.

The city of Fort Wayne and the Convention and Visitors Bureau provided a $10,000 grant to help make the event possible.

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