Gus Macker Basketball | Jackson

About Gus Macker Basketball | Jackson

This Handshake employer profile is specific to the #JacksonMI 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, hosted in late-June every year. Below is an overview of the Gus Macker organization. All proceeds from the event, from sponsorships to team registration fees, are redistributed to youth sports teams and non-profits in the Jackson community. The Jackson event will welcome nearly 250 teams, 1,000 athletes, and over 9,000 fans... if all goes as planned : )


A Gus Macker Tournament is 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.

Through the years there have been 1,421 sanctioned Gus Macker Tournaments presented for over 670,800 teams or almost 2.7 million players and played in front of over 27.5 million spectators.

Teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior, Adult, or Top. The age, height and experience of all four players on each team are considered in bracketing.

Teams receive at least three scheduled games each tournament. A Macker is a double-elimination tournament, but with a consolation bracket historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose the first two games.

Our modern tournaments maintain order in almost all cases with registered officials calling fouls and violations.

Family fun in a festival atmosphere is always the goal of a Gus Macker Tournament, and we proudly serve as the most popular basketball tournament for outdoor play in downtown streets, parking lots and community parks across the country.


Graphic Design and Social Media Intern

January 2023 - July 2023 Jackson, MI
“Planning and working the tournament is a unique experience that offers you skills that other internships may not give you. Overall, this is a great experience that I would recommend to anyone. Kyle and the other interns are great people and fun to work with. ”

Marketing & Communications intern

January 2021 - July 2021 Jackson, MI
“I gained a lot of experience on how to put on an event virtually and actually help run it in the summer. The hours are very flexible and a great community to be involved with because of the supportive team. ”
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