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Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament returns

December 17, 2011

CHILLICOTHE — Although months away, this year’s Gus Macker Three-On-Three basketball tournament is in need of volunteers to help with the event, doing everything from registration to score keeping.

“I know it is really early, but we definitely need the help of the community,” said Amber West, an athletic trainer at Adena Sports Medicine, who is helping to organize the tourney.

It will be held June 23 and 24 in the parking lot of the Chillicothe High School, and proceeds will go to Adena Sports Medicine.

As part of its community outreach, Adena Sports Medicine supplies athletic trainers, at no cost, to schools in Jackson, Pike and Ross counties, with additional services offered to schools and communities in Adams, Fayette, Highland, Pickaway and Scioto counties.

Next year marks the 22nd anniversary for the Gus Macker in Chillicothe. At last year’s event, about 1,200 players participated, with about 4,500 spectators on hand, West said.

“We really need the help of the community to make next year’s event the best it can be,” she said. To volunteer or to obtain more information, email gusmacker (at)

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