Community News April 30, 2013

Adena Seeks Community Involvement for Gus Macker 3-on-3

There’s still time for community and corporate groups to register to become part of the 2013 Chillicothe Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held on June 22-23, 2013, and will be hosted by Adena Sports Medicine. This year’s event will have a fresh feel at its new location on the campus of Ohio University - Chillicothe.

Be a Sponsor:  By holding the tournament on the campus of O.U. Chillicothe, there is more opportunity for growth and community involvement.  Corporate Sponsorship packages of all levels are still available for the 2013 event, including Benchwarmer sponsorships starting at just $25. “This is a tremendous opportunity for schools, businesses and organizations to become involved in a great community event,” said Shane Wells, Adena Sports Medicine’s Lead Trainer and Gus Macker co-chair.

Be a vendor:  Organizations interested in becoming a vendor during the tournament must complete and submit an online application. Vendor application deadline is Friday, May 10th.

Be a Volunteer:  Adena Sports Medicine is also looking for individuals and organizations to volunteer during the two-day event. A variety of duties are available for people of all ages.

Register to play:  The tournament is open to everyone six years and older, with divisions for experienced players as well as the new Mini Macker division for players as young as six years old. The mail in team registration deadline is May 31st; with online registration open through June 23rd. To register, visit

For more information about becoming involved in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 event, call (740) 253-5863, or fill out a sponsor, vendor or volunteer application online. Proceeds from the event benefit the Adena Health Foundation Sports Medicine Fund.