After several years, Muskegon has decided to bring Americas Original 3 on 3 basketball tournament back. The reason Muskegon decided to join the Gus Macker is because it's a community based event. It brings opportunities for kids, adults of all ages and spectators to enjoy the biggest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world. After refereeing the Gus Macker a few years, I wondered why it had left Muskegon and never returned. We have some of the richest basketball tradition in the state in our backyard and a lot of it has been over looked. Bringing an event like this offers exposure for our youth who may not get to play on a travel team or attend camps at various universities. It also gives those adults who can't travel outside of Muskegon a chance to enjoy this tournament right at home. What I like the most about this event is that it benefits the entire community. Not only do the players benefit from playing but the local businesses, vendors, schools and law enforcement all have a chance to come together to create memories for a lifetime. We want to show our community how we can thrive if we come together and build strong foundations to build up on in the future. We would like to thank Gus and his staff for helping us get this event off the ground. We're looking forward to making it bigger and better each year!