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Gus Macker Tournament

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $15,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2022–August 31, 2022
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant to the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village will support the 2022 Gus Macker Tournament. In 2021, the once dormant three-on-three basketball tournament returned to Flint. In its first year, it attracted over 6,000 visitors and 549 participants. The purpose is to raise funds for the grantee’s sports programs, increase tourism and positively impact the economy in the Genesee County area. Attendance and participation in 2022 is expected to increase due to people gathering again more frequently and the additional marketing activity for the event. Both adults and youth participate in the tournament.