Grand Rapids, MI

September 7th - 8th

Team Entry Fee: $172
Deadline: 08/19/2024

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 support our school district’s athletic programs. 

Get your team together and register TODAY. Divisions are based on age, gender and experience. Eight year olds and younger play on an 8’ rim. Teams in the youth division can sign up at the event to play on the Dreamcourt.

The registration cost is $168 per team.  Deadline to register by mail is August 25th or August 28th for online registration. 

Player trophies are awarded to teams winning first, second, third place and the toilet bowl bracket on each court. Which trophy will you take home?

Onsite Registration:

Onsite registration will take place at Kenowa Hills High School (3825 Hendershot Ave NW, 49544) on Friday, September 15th 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 16th at 7:00 a.m. and conclude at noon.  Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. 


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 District's athletic programs. 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 2023 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.   


Guests coming in from out-of-town can book their overnight stay at the 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 1, 2023. *** You must select the check-in (September 15) and checkout date (September 17) 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.