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Thank you “Macker Backers” for a great event!

Posted on August 16th, 2013

Ask almost anyone who has visited the Upper Peninsula and you’ll hear stories of friendly, down-to-earth people who are warm and welcoming. It’s only when you live in one of those communities that you understand that generosity is also part of the genetic make-up. Case in point: the Gus Macker event held in July. From big dollar donors to in-kind vendors, an entire community caught “Macker fever” and the result was a great event with 108 participating teams and $3,300 raised for worthwhile charities.

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We take this opportunity to thank these major sponsors for their contributions. They are as follows:

  • Sault Downtown Development Authority (Gold Level)
  • Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau (Gold Level)
  • Kewadin Casino & Conventions Center (Gold Level)
  • Subway (Gold Level)
  • Wal Mart (Silver Level)
  • McDonalds (Bronze Level)
  • Smith & Company Realty (Bronze Level)
  • The Soo Corner Store (Bronze Level)
  • Soo Motors (Bronze Level)
  • War Memorial Hospital (Bronze Level)
  • Sault Men’s Basketball (Copper Level)
  • Applebee’s Restaurant (Copper Level)
  • Arfstrom’s Pharmacies (Copper Level)
  • Cloverland Electric (Copper Level)
  • Cooper Dental Services (Copper Level)
  • Harmony Health Foods (Copper Level)
  • Kinross Lions Club (Copper Level)
  • Old Mission Bank (Copper Level)
  • Rodenroth Motors (Copper Level)
  • Soo Co-Op Credit Union (Copper Level)
  • West Pier Apartments (Copper Level)
  • MBank (Copper Level)
  • Allure Dance Company (Copper Level)
  • Super Valu (Copper Level)

Cash donations were also received from: Antler’s Restaurant, Best Western, Bordertown Chiropractic, Buffalo Wild Wings, Checkered Flag Party Store, Chippewa Motors Inc., Edward Jones (Weber/Osterhout), Elks Youth Committee, Federal Employees Credit Union, Frank’s Place, Fudge du Locke, H & R Block, Holiday Inn Express, Island Books & Crafts, Judge Elizabeth Church, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Lockview Restaurant, Marchetti Distributing, Moloney’s Alley, Palace Saloon, Pampered Chef (DuVall), Parker’s Ace Hardware, Precision Edge, Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, Siesel Eye Care, and Soo Locks Lodge & Suites.

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We hand out honorable “Macker Mention”  for those who went above and beyond:

  • Marchetti Distributing
  • Newberry Bottling
  • Parker Ace Hardware
  • Blue Wizard Entertainment
  • US Air Force
  • 1537th Michigan Nation Guard
  • M & C Water Systems
  • Malette Construction
  • National Office Products
  • Graham Trucking
  • Sault Ste. Marie Parks & Recreation/Water Department
  • Smith Sanitation
  • Grooves Music
  • Spartan Distributors (Toro Tractors)
  • Sault Auxilary Police
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company of MI
  • Sault Printing
  • Eagle Radio
  • Sovereign Communication
  • City Engineering Department

Like all events, there are those people who pitch in and help in ways that can’t adequately be described. We’re calling them “Macker Attackers” and we couldn’t have done it without them.

  • Jack Horka
  • Pam Pomeroy
  • Dewey Baldwin
  • Dean Auger & Staff
  • Pat Godin
  • Glen Bathrick
  • Bob Moraski
  • Laura & Joey Shawhan
  • Deanna Sutton Kreski
  • Mariah Goos
  • Jan Bailey & Medical Mash
  • City Manager Spencer Nebel
  • Dan Harris and the “Madrigal Macker Masters”
  • Mayor Anthony and Margaret Bosbous
  • Bill Anderson
  • County Inmates Work Crews (Charlie & Darryl)
  • Young Professionals
  • WOW (Working on Wellness)
  • Tony Haller – Sault Athletic Department
  • Sault Football Volunteers
  • Sault Girls Basketball Volunteers
  • Rudyard Baseball Volunteers
  • Jr. Firehawks
  • The Gus Macker Committee

Last but absolutely not least, we give a special “shout out” to Dennis Brooks, the committee chairperson and tireless champion for this event. Thanks, Dennis!

Finally, it pleases us to tell you that planning is already underway for the 2014 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball tourney in Sault Ste. Mare. Mark your calendar to play b-ball in the shadow of freighters July 19-20, 2014. Monitor our events page for details in the coming months.

 

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