Gus Macker registration under way.

March 8, 2019

Gus Macker registration under way.

LUDINGTON — Three-on-three basketball will return to Ludington’s Stearns Park, June 15-16. Registration is under way for the premier Gus Macker tournament, which will be in its 28th year.

Gus Macker in Ludington is a charity event, benefiting local sports and service clubs, and organizers are looking forward to making significant donations again this year. The event is sponsored by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Meijer Corporation.

Last year’s Ludington tournament resulted in over $32,000 in donations back to the community. The Family Resource Network and local school athletic departments were among the recipients.

Gus Macker Tournaments are designed for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway game – male or female, from age 7 to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with little or no experience who just want to play. With a Lake Michigan beach backdrop, Ludington will host 800 teams on courts that will line Lakeshore Drive and Stearns Park. Food and merchandise vendors are part of the event, adding a festive flair to the tournament grounds.

Registration for each team of four players is $160, and sign-up ends May 24 at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, see Community members interested in volunteering at the event should contact Kathy Fisher at 231-845-7018.

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