On January 9, 2005 a tragic car accident on the snowy roads of I-35 took the life of Tony Gigliotti, a University of Wisconsin-Superior Legal Studies student. Since then, many friends and family members of Tony have come together every year to put on the Tony G Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in his memory.
The first tournament was held in April of 2005 with a total of 48 teams comprising of mostly friends and family members. Last year, at our 15th tournament, we had 118 teams participate. We average 120 to 130 teams each year and hope to continue our high level of participation with the tournament this year.
Thanks to the generosity of the many friends, family, and community members, the Tony G scholarship reached permanent endowment. Since we reached that goal, we have branched out to work with more organizations throughout the area.
The goal of our tournament is to bring the community together through basketball, to promote youth groups and sports of all kind, and enable local organizations to promote their own cause and benefits to the surrounding area.