Streets closed for tournament set-up
Baskets open for play monitored by city police
Team registration- Hornell YMCA 18 center street
Community challenges- Center court
Team registration- YMCA
Opening ceremonies- Center court
Games begin on all courts
Threads by Gus tent open
Special event- Free throw contest
Slam dunk contest (Steuben Trust/Alstom Center Court)
Games start- concessions open
Prayer service- Deacon Bob
Threads by Gus tent open
Special events- Free throw contest
Gus Macker Tournaments will follow state and local health department COVID guidelines for holding safe, outdoor events.
- The onsite Player Registration process will be streamlined, allowing for a social distanced experience. The check-in system will be divided into separate Youth and Adult areas. Players can electronically sign their waivers online, before arriving at the tournaments, when they register at macker.com.
- Player and Spectator space around the basketball court will be marked for best social distancing practices.
- Tournaments may limit the number of teams allowed to play based on current COVID regulations.
- Macker will provide hand sanitizing stations and PPE supplies near each court.
- Gus Macker will provide full refunds to all teams registered for a tournament that is cancelled due to COVID issues.
Hornell on Track for Another Great Gus Macker Tournament
It all started in July of 1998, the first Hornell NY Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and July of 2017 the Hornell YMCA and the City of Hornell will be celebrating the 20th year of bringing this great event to downtown Hornell.
The City of Hornell and the Hornell YMCA will welcome Gus Macker as they make their 20th trip to Hornell, NY July 29-30. This National acclaimed event is well supported by the local sponsors and the “army” of volunteers that show up each year. The City of Hornell will roll out the red carpet and turn on its charm, as Main St. is transformed from vehicle traffic to half court basketball action.
This once proud railroad town is now right on track as Hornell’s small town setting makes it a great place for basketball, as Gus Macker becomes the main attraction, and the City’s population almost doubles for Macker weekend. It’s a win win situation for all involved, as thousands of players and spectators take the weekend over for fun and family competition.
We use “neighborhood rules” so each court will have a qualified referee; this adds control, safety and a touch of class to the tournament.
So get on “Track” and let Hornell show you it’s spirit and charm, as you become part of this exciting fast paced event. Bring your game and your hops but don’t bring no weak stuff, Get your entry in, team entry limit is the first 400 teams, we’ll see you in Hornell July 29-30.
Saturday and Sunday10:00-3:00 free throw contest, (age division catagories)
Saturday 6:00-7:00pm slam dunk contest-Steuben Trust/Alstom Center Court
This event helps to support the Hornell Area Family YMCA and our cause to strengthen community. The Y is a charitable nonprofit focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We work with our neighbors to ensure that everyone regardless of age, income, or background can learn, grow, and thrive at the YMCA.
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The Hornell Gus Macker tournament takes place on Main St. downtown Hornell