City of Festivals to Host Gus Macker for 21st Time!
Norwich is known for its festivals, and that includes the 21st Gus Macker Tournament set for July 8-9 on Main Street downtown.
Norwich has the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival that features regional musicians and artists, the Chenango Blues Festival that attracts nationally renowned artists, the Fall Festival affectionately known as The Pumpkin Fest and The Antique Car Show that highlights classic cars.
Add Macker, and you have something for just about everybody and anybody, which is precisely who can play in a Macker. Remember, skill level and experience is not important. Teams are bracketed by such factors to create fair competition and, of course, fun.
Make sure to thank the great group of community minded people who help make the Macker happen. The games are played on East Main Street with the best set of volunteers anywhere, and the tournament is family friendly and benefits your local Norwich Family YMCA and many other community organizations and businesses downtown.
Basketball festivities include a dunk contest, a 3-point shot contest and the Dream Court where the young Mackers get special court attention.
Remember the Tom Schwanns Memorial Kids Court honors the late sports writer who was so much a part of our community, and all proceeds from that court go to the Relay for Life battle against cancer.
Note there will be fun things like bounce houses for the youngsters not quite ready for a 3-on-3 game, food and beverage vendors, downtown’s shops and restaurants and more. It’s a festival!
NYCM Insurance is back this year for their second annual Trifecta Contest on Saturday, July 8th, at the 2017 Gus Macker Tournament in Norwich, NY. The contest will allow players and spectators to show off their skills as they attempt to complete a free-throw, 3-point shot, and half-court shot in under 30 seconds!
NYCM will be collecting donations to compete in the contest with all proceeds going to a charity to be announced. During the Trifecta, five random people who succeeded in round one will be drawn to compete in the final round for the grand prize. If you are chosen and succeed once again, you will win $500! NYCM has offered to DOUBLE the amount of donations given to charity at the end of the contest. Make sure you check out the NYCM Trifecta, which will be located near the firehouse!
NYCM Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company, was founded in 1899. They employ over 800 employees within their branches in Edmeston, Sherburne, Amsterdam and Orchard Park. Today, in their second century of service, NYCM Insurance has established a presence as a leading personal lines insurance carrier throughout the state of New York.
Register for the Norwich Macker now and on that weekend put 1 City Plaza, Norwich, NY in your GPS application to find the action.
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