Gus macker returns to iron mountain
It was over twenty years ago when Iron Mountain was known for having one of the largest Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments in the country. Imagine having basketball courts all the way down Stephenson Avenue and in many other community sites. A very ambitious group of community leaders who love basketball and children are now ready to make this great family and friendship weekend happen again on June 5, 6 and 7.
Starting in November, a decision was made to move forward on hosting Gus Macker in Iron Mountain; in December the Gus Macker contract was signed; in January the court sites were submitted to the City Council; and in February sponsors started making pledges to help fund this spectacular weekend of athletic performance, great food, family and friendship togetherness, special basketball contests and big trophy award presentations.
Teams of four players can registered online soon for $140. The registration website link is: macker.com/local/iron-mountain-mi At the National Gus Macker Conference held in Grand Rapids, it was announced that the website registration would be ready for sign up in February.
MACKERVILLE IM Posters are showing up around the area. 41 Gus Macker US Tournaments are being held during the summer of 2020 with Ishpeming, Sheboygan and Stephens Point being the closest. Green Bay, Marquette, Escanaba and all surrounding areas will be receiving Iron Mountain Gus Macker tournament information soon.
With the Iron Mountain High School boys’ basketball team having such an outstanding season, what a perfect year to promote the Gus Macker basketball tournament during June in Iron Mountain. The Gus Macker Event Team welcomes all players, spectators and volunteers to stay connected during the next few months by viewing Iron Mountain Daily News articles, macker.com and ourplacecc.org websites and the GusMackerIM Facebook Page. Remember players of all ages (ages 4 to 94) can participate! For more information please contact a Gus Macker Event Team leader.
FACEBOOK PAGE LINK: www.facebook.com/Gusmackerim