Gus Macker - The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun!
Lace them up for one of the Largest Mackers in the country in one of the friendliest towns in the country. Midland Michigan will again be the host for our fourth annual ARC of Midland Gus Macker. We became the most successful "rookie" Macker in over 10 years in 2014 with over 254 teams participating and we have grown every year with our goal of 400 teams this year. Midland rolls out the red carpet for our visitors and with the new Downtown Street Scape it is even more player and fan friendly.
The courts will be laid out down Main Street surrounded by great retail shopping and restaurants. Midland has been recognized repeatedly at the national level for its high quality of life. While here, take advantage of our Farmers Market, visit the Santa House, the East End complex for dining options and a walk along the river in Founder's Park. Enjoy the free "splash park" just steps from the courts. Rent a bike to ride the 30 mile asphalt Pere Marquette trail or go canoeing/Kayaking on the Tittabawassee River. Visit Dow Gardens, a beautiful 110 acre botanical garden with walking trails; visit the Midland Mall shopping area that includes many restaurant options. There are many other activities and sights to experience between the basketball action.
All courts will have licensed officials again this year. Some of the special events that are planned include free basketball clinics (sponsored by Midland Basketball Academy), a three point contest, and the ever popular slam dunk contest. In conjunction with the "Dream Court" we will have a "Unified Division" that will combine individuals with disabilities and those without to compete. Proceeds from the Midland Macker benefit the ARC of Midland. The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community. Put 120 East Main Street, Midland, MI in your GPS and come join the Fun!