Simply put, they are Dad and Mom Macker. They owned the driveway, as in actually owned it, and they were the parents of our founders, Scott, a.k.a. Gus Macker, and Mitch. They opened up their driveway, garage, yard, house, refrigerator, bathroom and more to Macker players for years. Steve “Preacher” Lee, a Macker legend from the inner city of Grand Rapids, said they made everybody feel welcome. Dick passed away unexpectedly in 1987 and is missed each and every day. Mom lives in Belding, now, and still volunteers at the Macker “home” tournament each year.