I saw head Gus Buster Mark Abbott earlier this week, and I told him that I read his plea to the public for more volunteer Busters.
Abbott penned a letter to the editor that appeared in the Monday, July 6 edition of The Evening Sun. In his piece, Abbott said he is (again) woefully short of volunteers to officiate or supervise courts for this weekend’s 3-on-3 basketball tourney. It’s a message that Abbott has needed to deliver year after year, and yours truly has submitted numerous columns on the same subject matter.
It’s the 14th year of the popular tournament, and as Abbott stated, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament is one of Norwich’s signature summer events along with the Blues Fest, the Chenango County Fair, and in early September, Colorscape.
As a sporting event, Gus Macker stands alone in Norwich as its top drawing card. It’s no secret, either, that this is a basketball-rabid town. Our players, fans, community members, supporters, and longtime alumni have great pride in the quality of basketball produced here. And Gus Macker is a hoops frenzy that is sure to satiate even the most die-hard basketball fanatic.