Events

Friday

4-7PM

Macker Tournament Play - Courts E,F,G,H

3-8PM

Registration - Horace Blackman Park

6-9PM

Downtown Cruise In and Classic Car Show - Pearl Street

5-8PM

Free Throw Contest - Presented by Orthopedic Rehab Specialists - Session 1 (Court B)

Saturday

7:30 AM - Noon

Registration - Horace Blackman Park

8 AM

Opening Ceremonies - Top Mens Court

8:30 Am

Games Begin

10AM - 3PM

Training Sessions with Jon Horford of Blueprint Athletes  - Practice Court A

10AM-3PM

Hitting / Pitching with the MLW Wiffle Ball League  - Horace Blackman park

10-11AM

Volleyball Bumpin’ Bins presented by Emmons Service - Practice Court B

11AM-Noon

Free Throw Contest presented by Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists - Session 2 - Practice Court B

Noon - 1PM

TRUE Community Credit Union Slam Dunk Contest - Top Mens Court

1-2PM

Meet and Greet with PAWS of the Detroit Tigers - Downtown Jackson

2-3PM

Lightning Contest presented by Grand River Brewery | - Dream Court

3:30-7PM

Heroes Tournament presented by County National Bank - Dream Court/Top Men's Court

Sunday

8AM

Games Begin

11AM-Noon

Free Throw Contest presented by Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists - Session 3 - Practice Court B

Noon-6PM

Trophy Presentations - Practice Court B

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The Original 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

WHO WE ARE

The Gus Macker Tournament is a local basketball tournament that provides an excellent opportunity for the Jackson community to come together and play some basketball. From age 7 to age 70, from short to tall, from the most experienced to the least, the Gus Macker Tournament is designed for people who love basketball. Whether a player or a spectator, Gus Macker has activities for all ages and is a weekend filled with fun, family, and friends  


OUR MISSION

The mission of the Gus Macker #JacksonMI Charity Basketball Tournament presented by County National Bank and Art Moehn Auto Group is to bring athletes, families, and businesses together for a weekend of competition, entertainment, fundraising, and celebration in the core of Downtown Jackson. 


CHARITY 

In the first three years, the tournament has donated over $12,000 to area non-profits and institutions that support and celebrate the game of basketball with us. Past donation recipients include the Lyle Torrant Center of the JCISD, Bright Walls, Youth Haven, the Dungytreei Foundation, youth sports teams, varsity sports teams, and other areas non-profits.. 


VOLUNTEERISM

Gus Macker #JacksonMI weekend will bring over 1,000 athletes and 7,000+ fans to town to experience a weekend of basketball in the city. There are a lot of moving pieces to put this event on, from setup to breakdown, requiring over 150 volunteers throughout the weekend. If you or your organization is interested in supporting the event, message GusMackerJXN@gmail.com


STAY CONNECTED

Connect with us via social media to receive instant updates about the Jackson tournament, new special events, and other shenanigans!

Facebook for the Moms & Dads | Instagram for the Kids | LinkedIn for the Community Partners



HEROES TOURNAMENT

To kick off the 2022 Gus Macker in Jackson, local law enforcement officers, and emergency responders will lace up their sneakers and tighten up their knee braces for a competitive tournament in the County National Bank Heroes Tournament! The tournament will take place on the Top Men’s Court and Dream Court on Friday, July 22 at 5:30p.

 

Last year, the Michigan State Police took home the top prize, taking the title from the Summit Fire Department who won the inaugural event. This year, we hope to welcome 8-12 teams in a tournament to kick of Gus Macker #JacksonMI.


SPECIAL EVENTS

In addition to gameplay, there will be special events throughout the week, including. . . 

The 1st Annual Macker Hacker Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 20th.


The TRUE Community Credit Union City Slam Dunk Contest with a $1,000 1st Prize and $500 2nd Prize.


A 3-on-3 Basketball Game with mascots from across the State of Michigan.


Lightning and Free Throw Contests.


. . . and much, much more.


PLACES TO STAY

If you are traveling from out of town, the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express are partnering with Fus Macker #JacksonMI for accommodations. To book a room, click on the links below:


Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express


THINGS TO DO IN JACKSON

Whether you are visiting town for the first time or looking for new adventures in between the gameplay, check out the sites below for the ultimate Jackson experience!

Check out Things to do in Jackson and Events Downtown


THE GUSETTE AND INFLUENCER STORIES

Leading into the tournament, we will be sharing stories of influencers and community leaders about basketball, downtown activities, and the overall excitement that Gus Macker brings to town. Stay tuned for updates!


MEET THE TEAM

Amanda Neumann | People Relations Intern | Jackson College | amandajn09@gmail.com 

Dan Branigan | Event Management Intern | Michigan State University | braniga8@msu.edu 

Gabby Bosonetto | B2B Sales Intern | Eastern Michigan University | gbosonet@emich.edu 

Joe Berry | Marketing + Communications Intern | Michigan State University | joechanberry@gmail.com 

Lexi Uscilowski | Graphic Design + Content Creation Intern | Adrian College | luscilowski23@adrian.edu 

Mariah Mackie | Golf + Basketball Operations Intern | Michigan State University | mackiem2@msu.edu 


. . . with the support of:

Jessica Webb | Co-Executive Director | Blue Ox Credit Union | jessicaw@blueox.org 

Kyle Liechty | Co-Executive Director | Tesla + Detroit Tigers | k5liechty@gmail.com | 517.740.3762


Jackson, MI

July 23 - 24

Register Now!

Team Entry Fee: $180
Online deadline: July 5
Mail-in deadline: July 1

This Weekend

Fri

74 and Sunny

Sat

63 and Cloudy

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