June 8, 1996.
On this day, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament commenced on the IUPUI campus. For two days, 2,000 teams fielding 8,000 players competed, and many thousands more watched the action. Started in Michigan in 1974, the tournament first appeared in Indianapolis in 1988, and IUPUI was a frequent site in the city. Local non-profit organizations used the events to raise funds.
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