Dear Gus Macker Local Organizers, Players, Families, and Friends,
Happy Juneteenth, Happy Father’s Day and “Miss You, Ludington” Weekend,
We have finally worked our way through some tough decisions on the remaining 2020 tour schedule.
We started with a 40-event tour this Spring and now we are down to our last three (3) events. The COVID-19 situation has taken a toll on large gatherings, festivals and sports activities. We appreciate all of the support from the local community groups. In the final analysis it came down to the risk factors surrounding our type of basketball tournaments.
We have to put your safety and health number one. The Gus Macker brand stands for a fun, family-oriented sports competition and not a political statement. The social distancing requirements and open-air venues didn’t lend itself to a safe environment. We will be back in 2021 with a full tournament schedule. We are making it simple, one schedule for 2020 and another for 2021. Here are the decisions on the last 8 events for 2020:
1. Belding, MI - moved to July 31-August 1, 2021
2. Greenville, MI - moved to June 26-27, 2021
3. Grand Forks, ND - moved to 2021
4. Midland, MI – moved to August 14-15, 2021
5. Big Rapids, MI - moved to May 22-23, 2021
6. Stevens Point, WI - stay on September 12-13, 2020
7. Mescalero, NM - stay on September 12-13, 2020
8. Mt. Pleasant, MI @ CMU - moved to May 1-2, 2021
9. Mt. Pleasant, MI INDOOR - stay on November 7-8, 2020
10. Las Cruces, NM – moved to 2021
11.Hobbs, NM – moved to April 24, 25, 2021
12.Kokomo, IN – moved to September, 2021
Please note another addition to our website, a “Threads” by Gus, Macker Retail store. We will have our Wilson Wave Macker Basketballs and apparel available for purchase. We will try to stay in contact with you and appreciate your understanding of the situation with our tour, this year. Hope to see you at a Gus Macker, in the future! Stay safe and healthy!
From Under the Hoop
Scott “Gus” McNeal
Macker Basketball LLC