Otsego, MI

August 24th - 25th

Team Entry Fee: $168
Deadline: 08/05/2024
Gus Macker is back ...for its 9th year! Registration Is Open!

Otsego held its first Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in August of 2015. It was such a success that every year since, we have had 300 or more teams participate. This past year, 2023, was our record year with 382 teams participating and crowds of 8,000-10,000! For the past three years, we have been the 2nd or 3rd largest Gus Macker Tournament in the nation. Clearly the Gus Macker Tournament has become quite a highlight in our community! It's easy to see why...here are the six main objectives that have guided development of Gus Macker 3 on 3 Tournaments across the country. It is meant to be:

  1. A wholesome, family-oriented event
  2. A tournament designed by players for players
  3. A value to sponsors
  4. An outstanding fundraising event for the local community
  5. A major media sporting event
  6. Entertainment for the spectators

The Gus Macker Tournament not only benefits businesses in our community, but it benefits our schools, too. We share the profits with the volunteer groups from our local schools and organizations. We could not do what we do without the many volunteers that pour in their time and effort. As for our part of the profits, TOP reinvests our portion of the proceeds to continued economic development efforts...festivals, events, grant opportunities for local businesses, and more.

This year, we are excited to offer an 8 and under division! All players on the team must be 8 years old or younger at the time of the tournament.

Hotels are available for the Otsego tournament in Plainwell as well as on West Main (M-43) and Stadium Drive in downtown Kalamazoo.