It’s Macker Time!

What time is it? Macker time! We’re less than 2 weeks away from the main event! Teams are registered and the fun is ready to begin! Come out to support you community and local student-athletes, July 19th and 20th at the North Charleston Coliseum.

What to expect: The North Charleston Recreation Department created teams with their Summer Camp participants. Those games will be one for the books! No need to worry about your little ones, Teacups and Trucks will host a Kids’ Carnival from 11am-3pm on the 19th and 20th. Stay fueled with the DIG in the Park food truck.  Cool down with Kona Ice and Dulce for dessert! Not a big basketball fan? Join C3 Cheer and Dance for the cheer and dance clinic and competition, or join Tuff Chick Fitness for a quick workout!

After the tournament, head on over to Southside 17: Tanger Outlets for food and drink specials!

About Gus Macker: Scott McNeal (Gus Macker) started the original “Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament” in 1974 on his parents’ driveway basketball court in Lowell, Michigan. It started with 18 friends playing competitively for $18.

The tournament continued to grow. In 1987, it moved from Lowell to Belding due to a tremendous demand from communities outside of the home base. The “Gus Macker All-World Tour” was greeted with enthusiasm and a great deal of news coverage in every area. Over 10,000 players participated in 5 cities during the first year. Since 1987, the Macker Tour has expanded, holding both indoor and outdoor tournament in over 75 cities, with over 200,000 players and 1.7 million spectators! (

For a complete schedule of events, visit the DAE homepage at If you have specific questions about the tournament, please visit!

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