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Gus Macker tourney this weekend Aug. 27-29


The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returns to Las Cruces from Aug. 27-29 at the Hadley Sports Complex.

About 225 teams from southern New Mexico, west Texas and the Phoenix area are registered to play.

Spectators are encouraged to come out and there is no admission charge.

Festivities get started from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., with packet pickups and celebrity games featuring Special Olympic athletes and first responders from the Las Cruces police and fire departments.

The tournament will go from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29.

Hadley will be closed between Solano Drive and Walnut Street, starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27.

Spectators can bring their own ice chests and drinks, but no glass or alcohol is allowed. Tents are allowed, but staking is prohibited. Tents must be weighted down.

Food trucks will be on site. A DJ will provide entertainment and there will be a special children and family section with games, inflatables and other activities. The cost for the family section is $5 per person each day.

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