When the move from the original home in Lowell became necessary, the 1987 Belding City Council and City Manager stepped up. They accepted the Macker despite its last-minute move and supported the "home" tournament. Belding remains the home of the original tournament, and is the site of Macker's World Headquarters. The council members in 1987 were Will Youngs, Ed Jenkins, Val Whipkey, Dan Blunt and Ron Hughes. The City Manager was John Niemela.