Gus Macker – The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun!
After nearly a two-decade hiatus, the Gus Macker Tournament returned to Jackson for a family friendly event that filled the downtown streets for the celebration. This year, Jackson is raising up to the next level by expanding courts throughout the city, connecting guests with greenspace for popups, aligning courts around shaded viewing areas, and connecting guests a variety of small businesses and restaurants scattered throughout the city. In addition to the games, there are a few notable special events and fun facts that may be of interest:
-The CP City Slam Dunk Content dishes out a $1,000 cash for first prize! If you can soar, find a squad to hoop and win yourself some money.
-The Flagstar Lightning Contest has three divisions from youth to adults in the quick shooting free throw (and three point) shootout.
-The County National Bank Heroes Tournament will kick off the weekend inviting law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency response personnel, and veterans to hoop in a fundraiser for the Lyle Torrant Center.
-Last year, over 60% of the teams were in the youth division, creating a family-friendly atmosphere!
Gus Macker #JacksonMI is proudly presented in partnership between EXPERIENCE JACKSON, the CITY OF JACKSON, and ART MOEHN CHEVROLET. Funds raised will be distributed to the Lyle Torrant Center and the youth teams that volunteer at the event.
To plan your stay in Jackson, visit www.experiencejackson.com to get the inside scoop on hotels, dining, and more. The Digital Gusette will be posted and updated by July 12 with information on parking, court layouts, dining suggestions, and additional tournament information.