Macker funds help community groups. 

August 11, 2022

Pictured, from left, are Joe Stickney, City of Ludington Department of Public Works; Chief Tim Kozal, City of Ludington Police; Brandy Miller, Chamber of Commerce; Mark Boon, Ludington High School Family Resource Center; Martha Hamilton, Ludington High School Athletics. A donation was also made to Mason County Central Schools Cross Country program.

Macker funds help community groups. 

LUDINGTON — Several community organizations were the recent recipients of donations through funds raised by the 2022 Ludington Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, was held in June at Stearns Park and included 37 courts with over 500 teams playing 3-on-3 basketball. Funds raised by the 2022 event totaled $15,500, which was earmarked for these nonprofit organizations.

“We could not host this tournament without the help of these organizations,” said Brandy Miller, Chamber of Commerce president. “They assist in setup and teardown, clean-up, manning the parking lots, running the bracket tent and much more. The success of this event allows us to make a donation to each of these groups, which helps them to fund their programs.”

In addition to the Chamber donations, seven Mason County vendors sold concessions at the event, which benefited local nonprofits as well. 

The Ludington Gus Macker is one of the largest and longest-standing tournaments in the U.S. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event.

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