Early Registration located at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort lobby (287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero, NM 88340)



Registration located at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort lobby (287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero, NM 88340)


Opening Ceremonies 


Games Begin 


3-Point Contest: $500 Grand Prize 


Slam Dunk Contest: $1,000 Grand Prize 



Games Begin 

COVID-19 Best Practices

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
  • 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.

Register for the Mescalero Gus Macker! 

Mescalero is a community rooted in traditions with an annual 4th of July Ceremonial, a Mescalero Apache Schools Blessing Run, and home to the majestic Inn of the Mountain Gods resort & casino. The resort is best known for holding the largest firework displays in the state of New Mexico.

As the largest resort in the southwest, the Inn of the Mountain Gods connects with their surrounding communities in annual food drives, health fairs, school supply drives, and Toys 4 Tots. In continuation with the Inn’s contributions, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting the first ever Gus Macker held on a Native American reservation.

The tournament includes a slam dunk and 3 point contest; prizes totaling $1,500! This event will be loaded with family fun including jumping balloons, live local music, a family movie on the lawn Saturday and Sunday evening, and Native American Arts and Crafts. 


“Macker on the Rez”, will take place June 5-6, 2021. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate! Proceeds will be to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

Need a place to stay Macker weekend? Check out these rates! 



Mescalero, NM

June 5 - 6

Register Now!

Team Entry Fee: $140
Online deadline: May 17
Mail-in deadline: May 14

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