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Welcome to the Grand Rapids Gus Macker, which will be played on the beautiful campus of Kenowa Hills High School, and located only 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and a short 30 minute drive to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. Fans and spectators will enjoy having all courts at one location with an abundance of grass for spectator tents and trees for shade. Proceeds from this tournament go to the Kenowa Hills Athletic Boosters. Our boosters provide approximately $70,000 annually to support the athletic programming of Kenowa Hills Public Schools.
Get your team together and register TODAY. Team cost is $160. Deadline to register by mail is September 3rd or September 6th for online registration. New this year is an 8 yrs old and younger division. There are also new trophies this year! Teams winning first, second, third place and the toilet bowl on each court are awarded trophies.
Onsite registration will take place at Kenowa Hills High School (3825 Hendershot Ave NW, 49544) on Friday, September 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The courts and registration will be in the fieldhouse parking lot, which can be accessed from 4 Mile Rd between Hendershot Ave & Fruitridge Ave. Registration will resume on Saturday, September 25th at 7:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Convenient, onsite parking will cost $5 per day (Saturday and Sunday) and $10 per day for RVs. Parking proceeds and all profits from the weekend benefit our Athletic Boosters. Thank you for your support.
Slam Dunk Contest:
Do you play above the rim? Players who want to demonstrate their dunking skills are encouraged to enter the Slam Dunk Contest. There’s no cost to enter and the winner takes home $500 and Slam Dunk Champion of the 2021 Grand Rapids Gus Macker! You must be registered for the tournament to participate. The Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday (time TBD) on the Top Men’s Court.
Hotel:Guests coming in from out-of-town can book their overnight stay at the new Holiday Inn Grand Rapids N-Walker on Walker Ave (2280 Northridge Drive NW, 49544). A block of rooms are available at a reduced rate using the code GUS. Book your registration online or by calling 616-785-2100, 1-888-Holiday. The reservation deadline for the block rate is September 3, 2021. *** You must select the check-in (September 24th) and checkout date (September 25th) and hit search on the website, to show the group rate.*** The hotel is a mere 1.5 miles from Kenowa Hills High School and immediately off I-96 highway, making this the perfect location, especially when you consider this hotel has a heated indoor pool and kids (ages 11 & under) stay & eat free.