Tony Gigliotti Family and Friends
Dan and Sue Gigliotti established a scholarship in honor of their 22 year old son, Tony, after they lost him due to an automobile accident in 2005. Anthony Robert ‘Tony G.’ Gigliotti was a lifelong resident of Superior, attended Cathedral School and graduated from Superior High School in 2001. He was a senior at the University of Wisconsin Superior, majoring in legal studies. In addition to his classes at UW-Superior, Tony enjoyed participating in Mock Trial. He was also a disc jockey on Friday late-night KUWS radio and was employed by Safety Awareness, Inc., in Duluth. From childhood, Tony was a member of many sports teams, and his great love was basketball. “Tony loved basketball, played basketball from the time he could hold a ball,” recalls his father.
With Tony’s love of basketball, it seemed only natural that his friends and family would hold a basketball tournament in his memory. Tony often went to the YMCA to play basketball and helped the other kids work on their free throw or jump shot. Now those kids are playing in the annual Tony G. 3 on 3 Memorial Basketball Tournament and remembering Tony. Proceeds from the tournament go to the Tony Gigliotti Scholarship Fund, which is awarded each year to a legal studies student, and also to the Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Shelf. “That’s why it’s so important to us, to give back and make this a strong community event, because it’s what Tony would have done as well,” says Mark Johnson, a good friend of Tony’s.