A tragic car accident that took the life of a U–W–Superior student has brought the community together for a good cause for the sixth year in a row.
5 years ago, Tony Gigliotti lost his life on the snowy roads of I–35.
A group of friends wanted to keep his memory alive by putting on a basketball tournament in his honor.
His former college roommate says he can't think of a better way to pay tribute to his friend.
"Tony loved basketball and he loved, he was just a people person so it made sense to try to do something like this, to not only bring people together to play basketball but also brings the community together for a good event."
The 6th Annual Tony G tournament has more than doubled in size over the last five years...it began with around 40 teams and this year they're up to 96 teams.
Over the years more than $40,000 has been raised.
The money provides a scholarship each year to a U–W–S student who is majoring in legal studies.
This year the event is also donating some of the money to the second harvest food bank.