Events

Friday

4:00pm-7:00pm 

Early registration/check-in at Hyatt Elementary School (325 Stan Eaton Dr, Linden, MI 48451) 

Saturday

7:00am-12:00pm 

Team Check-in/Registration at Hyatt Elementary School (325 Stan Eaton Dr, Linden, MI 48451) 

8:00am 

Opening Ceremonies/ Guns & Hoses Opening Ceremonial Game 

8:30am 

Games Begin 

10:00am-10:40am 

Free Throw Contest 

11:00am-11:40am 

3-Point Contest 

12:00pm-12:40pm 

Bank Shot Contest 

1:00pm-1:40pm 

Free Throw Contest 

2:00pm-2:40pm 

3-Point Contest 

3:00pm-3:40pm 

Bank Shot Contest 

Sunday

8:00am 

Games Begin 

10:00am-10:40am 

Free Throw Contest 

11:00am-11:40am 

3-Point Contest 

12:00pm-12:40pm  

Bank Shot Contest 

1:00pm-1:40pm 

Free Throw Contest 

2:00pm-2:40pm 

3 Point Contest 

3:00pm-3:40pm 

Bank Shot Contest 

Following Game Play 

Finals & Awards Ceremony 

Linden, a.k.a. Cool City, prepares for SECOND Gus Macker Basketball festival 

Linden is a designated “Cool City,” which makes it a perfect fit for Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball. See, Gus has been trying to be cool for 44 years, and finally he can go to Cool City.

Linden, a.k.a. Cool City, is excited to present its second Gus Macker and the family festival of fun it embodies. The Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the event and help the Linden Schools Athletic and Booster organizations raise funds to support their initiatives as well as help promote economic growth in this great “cool” city.

The action will take place at Hyatt Elementary School, 325 Stan Eaton Drive. The cafeteria will host registration, and a food court will be set up in the school’s main courtyard. Places to eat and use of the restrooms will be available indoors, too.

The courts will be in the school parking lot, and the baseball fields that surround the school will serve as convenient parking as well as places to stretch out and relax between games. Consider it a day camp of sorts.

As for the hoops, a Slam Dunk Contest and 3-point Shootout are being planned among other great things like special event contests, a Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting and more. 

Be sure to thank the volunteers from the Linden community and let the quaintness of Linden and the family festival of fun capture your heart. This is the second Linden Macker and plans call for the event to develop and include festive activities on the river and in the downtown.

It’s going to be “cool” family fun in Linden’s Cool City. Gus can’t wait!


WELCOME 2017 GUS MACKER PLAYERS AND FAMILIES 

A block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate has been made available. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation by the date indicated in order to receive the discounted rate.  If you need further assistance, please contact Mona Murphy, at the Flint and Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau.  

Fairfield Inn and Suites – Fenton - $99

  • 3125 W Silver Lake Rd. Fenton, MI 48430 (Exit 79 Silver Lake Rd at US-23)
  • Phone: 810-629-0400

Please ask for block code GMP when calling hotel directly to make your reservation. Reservations must be made by JUNE 8, 2016 to receive the discounted rate. Amenities included: hot breakfast, pool, fitness center, business center, laundry center, wireless internet.Hotel is close to Walmart and various restaurants & pubs in both Fenton and Linden. It is 3.5 miles from the basketball courts.

Linden, MI

June 24 - 25

Register Now!

Price: $148
Online deadline: June 5
Mail-in deadline: June 2

This Weekend

Fri

74 and Sunny

Sat

63 and Cloudy

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