BEDLING, MI – The popular 2017 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball tournament celebrated its 44th year in August of 2017. There were a total of 477 teams entered and 323 teams were in the 18-and-under age categories. Thirty-one champions were crowned.
The Slam Dunk contest saw 18 entries shooting for a first prize of $750 awarded and second place earning $250. Robroy Enclosures donated $2500 to Gus Macker in which part was used for the slam-dunk contest.
The “Original Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament” began in 1974 in Lowell, Michigan. Scott McNeal (alias Gus Macker) and his brother, Mitch, gathered18 friends who played competitively for a tournament purse. The tournament grew and was relocated to Belding, Michigan in 1987, and was eventually taken on the road, branded as the “Gus Macker All-World Tour.”
Each event on the tour is a partnership between the Gus Macker Basketball tournament system and local community charities. Designed so that anyone can play, the event invites community members to enter as a competitor and the local organizing committee donates proceeds of the event to a local charity or charities.
To learn more about Gus Macker’s tournaments: https://www.macker.com.
To learn more about Robroy Enclosures: http://robroyenclosures.com.