Events

Friday

4-7 pm Registration at Meridian Mall Food Court.

Friday, July 14 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm -Meet Greg Kelser! 

NBA All Star, Current TV Commentator and MSU Legend, Greg Kelser, will be doing a book signing and sales at the check-in area in the Meridian Mall. Purchase his book ($20) and say "Hi" before the "Tip Off" Celebrity Game.

 

Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm -"Tip Off" Celebrity Game

Located on the Top Men's & Women's Court in the Studio C! Parking Lot

Commentated by Greg Kelser, NBA All Star and MSU Legend, Greg Kelser with special guest Scott “Gus” McNeal and the Mackerman. This game is a fun, family friendly tip-off celebration of the Gus Macker weekend. It's a great opportunity for the local fans to come out and have some fun for a good cause. Celebrity Players include: Al Martin (Host of "Current Sports" on WKAR), Kristen Rasmussen (Okemos High School Athletic & Lansing Sports Hall of Fame, Current Okemos High School Girls Basketball Coach), and Scott "Gus" McNeal (Gus Macker Founder). Coached by Okemos High School Athletic Director, Ira Childress and Haslett High School Athletic Director, Darin Ferguson.

Note: There will not be food vendors on-site Friday night. Meridian Mall Food Court will be open.


Saturday

7am - 12pm  Registration at Meridian Mall Food Court


Saturday, July 15

8:00 am - Opening Ceremonies

8:30 am - Games Begin

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Free Throw Contest and 3-Point Contest

6:00 pm - Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday

Sunday, July 16 

8:00 am - Games Begin

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Free Throw Contest and 3-Point Contest

Following Game Play - Finals & Awards Ceremony


GUS IS HEADING TO THE MERIDIAN MALL

 

Get ready for a fun filled weekend and intense competition when Gus Macker brings 3-on-3 basketball to Meridian Township for the very first time on July 15 & 16, 2017. This weekend will be packed full of family fun, whether its shopping at your favorite store in the mall, catching the latest movie release or just hanging out watching some good old fashioned street ball competition, we have activities for all ages!

 

Location: Central Park Drive, behind Meridian Mall between Marsh and Okemos Roads.

Central Park Drive will be closed starting at 7:00 am on Thursday, July 13 between the Municipal Complex entrance and the Meridian Mall/Studio C! entrance (next to the Post Office). Road will re-open at 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 16.

General parking will be in the Meridian Mall parking lot. If entering the Meridian Mall parking lot from Okemos Road, use the right lane only.

Overflow parking will be at Haslett High School. A shuttle service will run from the Haslett High School parking lot to the Meridian Mall Food Court entrance (next to Dick's) from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Check In/Packet Pickup: Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 7:00 am-12:00pm inside the Meridian Mall. Participants can pick up player packets and check in starting Friday, July 14 at 4:00pm. Check-in is located in the Center Court near the Food Court of the Meridian Mall (1982 W. Grand River Ave, Okemos). Check-in will open on Saturday, July 15 at 7:00am.

Schedule of Events: 

Friday, July 14 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm -Meet Greg Kelser! 

NBA All Star, Current TV Commentator and MSU Legend, Greg Kelser, will be doing a book signing and sales at the check-in area in the Meridian Mall. Purchase his book ($20) and say "Hi" before the "Tip Off" Celebrity Game.

 

Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm -"Tip Off" Celebrity Game

Located on the Top Men's & Women's Court in the Studio C! Parking Lot

Commentated by Greg Kelser, NBA All-Star and MSU Legend with special guest Scott “Gus” McNeal and the Mackerman. This game is a fun, family friendly tip-off celebration of the Gus Macker weekend. It's a great opportunity for the local fans to come out and have some fun for a good cause. Celebrity Players include: Al Martin (Host of "Current Sports" on WKAR), Kristen Rasmussen (Okemos High School Athletic & Lansing Sports Hall of Fame, Current Okemos High School Girls Basketball Coach), Jonathon Jones (OHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Former Oakland University Men’s Basketball), Ryan Schuiling (Host of the Schuiling Report on 92.1 The Team),

James Edwards (Lansing State Journal Sports Writer), Brian Calloway (Lansing State Journal Sports Writer), Christine Sermak (OHS Principal / Former Aquinas College Women’s Basketball), Alex Sims (WLNS Sports Reporter), Danny Leach (CBS Radio Personality), Geoff Kimmerly (MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator and Scott "Gus" McNeal (Gus Macker Founder). Coached by Okemos High School Athletic Director, Ira Childress and Haslett High School Athletic Director, Darin Ferguson.


Note: There will not be food vendors on-site Friday night. Meridian Mall Food Court will be open.Saturday, July 15

8:00 am - Opening Ceremonies

8:30 am - Games Begin

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Free Throw Contest and 3-Point Contest

6:00 pm - Slam Dunk Contest

 

Sunday, July 16 

8:00 am - Games Begin

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Free Throw Contest and 3-Point Contest

Following Game Play - Finals & Awards Ceremony


Kid's Zone:

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm (or until closed)

$3/1 ticket or $8/3 tickets; each ticket = 15 minutes of bounce time. There will also be $25 wristbands available for unlimited play all weekend long!


Food Vendors: Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (or until closed)

Chick-fil-A Okemos, Kona Ice, EnergySmoothieBooth.com, From Scratch Food Truck, Big Baby's BBQ Food Truck, Meridian Mall Food Court and Oscar's Bistro. Chick-fil-A will be available on Saturday only, Meridian Mall Food Court will open during Mall hours: http://www.meridianmall.com/eat and 

Oscar's Bistro will be open during restaurant hours: https://celebrationcinema.com/oscars


Parkwood YMCA, Haslett and Okemos Athletic Boosters will be selling Gatorade for $2 and Water for $1 at several locations on site. See Map 


Market Vendors: Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (or until closed)

Anytime Fitness Haslett, iCare Repair Okemos - Cellphone charging station near the Meridian Twp. information booth, Meridian Twp. - 175th Commemorative items at the Information Tent and Threads by Gus at the Gus Macker Tent.


Volunteers Needed: Sign up to be a volunteer at http://signup.com/go/FM1pWM 

Volunteers receive a free Gus Macker t-shirt and free food on Saturday and Sunday at the Volunteer Center from Chick-fil-A, Old Chicago and Blue Gill Grill. (Chick-fil-A is only available on Saturday) Volunteer Parking on Saturday is in the Meridian Mall Parking Lot (behind Chili's next to the electrical unit) and on Sunday at the Municipal Building (5151 Marsh Rd, Okemos) Sign up to Volunteer today!


Host Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites Okemos, http://bit.ly/2m9UzBK use discount code: L-MER, Hampton Inn East Lansing, Staybridge Suites Okemos, http://bit.ly/SSHotel, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn.

The nonprofit groups benefiting from all the hoop action are the Haslett & Okemos Athletic Boosters and Meridian Township Children In Need.

Gus Macker is part of the Meridian Township 175th Anniversary Celebration. For more information visit www.meridiancelebrates175.com

 

Haslett/Okemos, MI

July 15 - 16

Registration Closed!

Team Entry Fee: $140
Online deadline: July 5
Mail-in deadline: June 23

This Weekend

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74 and Sunny

Sat

63 and Cloudy

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