Monday, May 23, 2016

Back working for Gus

IT'S TIME FOR one of our favorite weekends of the year - Memorial Day weekend, or Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball weekend.

Our Quincy Macker is one of the best. That's due to the Quincy Exchange Club running the show, and the key to any tournament is the local organizing committee.

Gus and I goofing around. Imagine that!
I worked for Gus for seven years traveling the Midwest and doing tournaments. This year I'm back on the national staff for a few more, including this weekend as event manager. It's not that hard of a job - putting out a few fires and making sure the staff is happy. I will miss being part of the Dream Court, which I've done for a long time in Quincy, but it's still literally right outside our Fifth and Maine doors and we'll still have a blast.

The thing I've learned about working for Gus is that you are in a marathon, not a sprint, and you can't let a few issues dictate your experience. Sheryl says I overthink things anyway, so we'll be prepared but we'll just go with the flow and hopefully everybody behaves.

Greg Johnson, who used to work for the Grand Rapids press and is an excellent writer, called me last week to do a piece for the Macker website. It got posted today, go about halfway down on the left side to read the story.

You know where to find me this weekend. Let the hoops insanity begin!

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