Gus Macker basketball tournament coming to Ishpeming


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ISHPEMING — It’s never to early to start working on your basketball moves for the Gus Macker Tournament to be held next summer in Ishpeming.

The official contract signing was held today, which will bring the Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournaments for the next 3 years. It’s an event for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway game  male or female, from age 7 to 70.

It’s also a major fund-raising event, proceeds will go as donations to local schools and Bay Cliff.

Mike Fuller of Macker Basketball LLC, explained, “I’m very confident that bringing it back to Ishpeming, with the cities that are around you that have done this tournament, that first year numbers could hit up to 250 teams…and that would be great. “

The 2019 event in downtown Ishpeming is set for June 15 and 16.

Volunteers are needed! If you’re interested, email

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