Gus Macker Gets New Sponsor and Location

by Mark Bullion on April 1, 2011 at 5:21 am

The Gus Macker three on three basketball tournament in Zanesville has a new sponsor and a new location.

The Zanesville Downtown Association is transferring operations of the tournament over to the Zanesville Little Devils Football Program and the tournament will be held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

"We’re excited to not have this leave Zanesville and be able to continue to promote athletics in the area," said Chad Grandstaff, Zanesville High School Football Coach.

Zanesville Downtown Association’s Dana Matz says it wasn’t an easy decision but a lot of the volunteers for the tournament are older now and he feels the Little Devils will provide the tournament with a fresh energy and perspective the community will want and enjoy.

"It’s with mixed emotions that we do this because this would be our 15th year of doing it. We surpass Chillicothe in being the largest Gus Macker and we have maintained that and we’ve been proud of that," said Matz.

This year’s Gus Macker tournament will be June 4th and 5th at the fairgrounds.