Early Registration  Ludington High School, 508 N. Washington Ave., Ludington


7:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Registration - 7 AM - 11:30 AM (then moves to event site at Stearns Park)

 Ludington High School, 508 N. Washington Ave., Ludington.


8:00 AM


Opening Ceremonies

Top Men’s Court

Stearns Park


8:30 AM

Games Begin

2:00PM - 5:00PM
Dream Court
Finals after games finish (Approx. 6:00 PM)


Approx 6:15 PM


Slam Dunk Contest

Top Men’s Court

Stearns Park




Games Begin 

10:00am (approximately) 

Trophy Presentations Begin 

Ludington Gus Macker - our 30th year!!!

Online Registration Now Open to Play at Stearns Park Beach

 Registration is under way for the premier 3-on-3 Charity Gus Macker tournament at Stearns Park Beach. The 30th Anniversary of the event in Ludington is set for June 18-19 and will welcome 700 teams to the lakeshore.

 Gus Macker in Ludington is a charity event, benefiting local sports and service clubs, and organizers are looking forward to making significant donations again this year. The event is organized by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 2019, Ludington tournament resulted in over $27,500 in donations back to the community. The Family Resource Center and school athletic departments were among the recipients. The tournament has been postponed the last two years due to concerns over COVID-19, so the Chamber of Commerce is delighted by the return of the event for 2022.

 Gus Macker Tournaments are designed for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway game – male or female, from age 7 to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with little or no experience who just want to play. With a Lake Michigan beach backdrop, Ludington will host 50 courts that will line Lakeshore Drive and Stearns Outer Drive. Food and merchandise vendors are part of the event, adding a festive flair to the tournament grounds on Father’s Day weekend.

Registration for each team of four players is $180, and sign-up ends May 30 at 5 PM. For more information or to register, see Community members interested in volunteering at the event should contact Kathy Fisher at 231.845.7018.

SMOKING (TOBACCO OR MARIJUANA) and ALCOHOL ARE PROHIBITED EVERYWHERE ON THE TOURNAMENT SITE. no tents within 15 Feet of any court.  do not block sidewalks!!

Ludington, MI

June 17 - 18

Register Now!

Team Entry Fee: $180
Online deadline: May 29
Mail-in deadline: May 26

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