Gus Macker 2010 - Post

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Gus Macker 2010 - Post
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THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
A Message from the Jamestown Tournament Director
Well, here we are again. . . it is Macker
time in Jamestown, New York. As I sit
back and reflect on the past 14 years of
Macker basketball here in Jamestown, I
just can’t help but remember how much
we have grown.
My very first Macker experience took
me to Indiana. . .I watched first hand
how the Macker was set up, the internal
operations of registration, the game play,
the Gus Busters, the pick up and the tear
down. . .WOW. . .I almost ran back to
Jamestown crying. Well that was over 14
years ago. I took what I saw that
weekend and turned it into what we call
the “Jimmytown system”. The first stop
was to gather people (TRC staff and
basketball lovers) to serve on the
planning committee. That was quite
interesting, every one of them said
“WHAT are you talking about!!!” After
trying to explain what I think we needed
to do, they decided to jump on board and
go for it. The next step was to gather
sponsors and support for the community;
oddly again I was greeted with “WHAT
and WHO is Gus MACKIE?” again, that
was over 14 years ago, and I am thrilled
to say that everyone got it. Gus Macker
thrives here in Jamestown. Starting with
232 teams that very first year...we are
now at 550 teams strong this weekend.
The players, spectators and sponsors all
embrace what we are doing the first
weekend in June, if you are in
Jamestown, then I’ll bet you are in
Mackerville.
The Jamestown Gus Macker Tournament
is not all fun and games. Our tournament
was brought to Jamestown for many
reasons, raising awareness (about
disabilities) of the many people who live
in our community with disabling
conditions, to bring a family friendly
event to our community, giving back to
the community and also to raise a few
dollars to support programs and services
provided by The Resource Center and
TRC Foundation. I think we have hit a
SLAM dunk in all aspects of Jamestown
Gus Macker Basketball. In closing we
welcome all sponsors, players,
spectators and everyone who will be in
Mackerville this weekend. Enjoy
Jamestown for the beauty of the streets,
warmth of the community, and love of
basketball which shows in every player.
Enjoy the experience,
Victoria Trass Bardo
FROM THE MACKER FILES
...WHAT’S YOUR CAUSE?
Bill VanDyke
great weekend. And, it’s extremely
rewarding. Working with Vicky, I
Bill has been involved with the Gus know how much work and effort goes
Macker for all 14 years it has been in into it, and to see it go off every year
Jamestown. One of his primary roles like flying colors is great. It just gets
is to organize all officials, assign them bigger and better.”
their courts, and help them with the
rules so everyone is on the same page. Cindy DiNapoli
What keeps Bill coming back year
after year? The ability to give back to
the
community,
support TRC
Foundation and watch all the kids get
so involved.
“It’s amazing to see,” Bill said. “The
10-year-olds all the way to those who
are 17, they love doing it because it is
a special event for them. It’s nice to
see them support the tournament and
the community and TRC, as well as
watch them have fun and be good
sports. It’s a great community event;
it’s an unbelievable event. It’s just a
Cindy has also taken part in the Gus
Macker for the last 14 years. The first
year she was a Macker Mom, then
became a volunteer. She has been
helping out ever since, usually at the
registration table.
“I enjoy helping. I enjoy seeing the
teams from out of town,” said Cindy.
“And I would encourage others to
take part because of the satisfaction
you get out of volunteering and
helping
TRC.
It’s
extremely
rewarding, or I wouldn’t come back
year after year.”
TRC Foundation’s Board of Directors
Michael Felice, Chairman
Marie Carrubba, Esq.,Vice Chair
Marcia Bliss, Secretary/Treasurer
Michele Compton
R. Michael Goldman, Esq.
Todd Jacobson, M.D.
Gregory Krauza
Thomas McConno
Michael Metzger
Mark Olson
Randy Ordines
Gregory Peterson, Esq
Paul Cesana, President
GUS MAC
KER
2010
The Resource Center’s Board of Directors
Michael Metzger, President
Dr. Todd Jacobson, Vice President
Carole Johnson, Secretary
Carol Lorenc, Treasurer
Randy Brown
James Chimenti
Richard Davies
Harry Glatz, D.D.S
R. Michael Goldman, Esq.
William Haenggi
Wayne Hotelling
Patrick Kennedy
Katie Smith
Barbara Stewart
Beverly Swanson
Paul Cesana, Executive Director
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THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
2010 JAMESTOWN GUS MACKER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 4
Registration Open 4pm-7pm inside Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena (JSBIA)
Sponsors Only Mini Tourament 4pm-8pm
Sponsored by Advertising Advantage
Saturday, June 5
“It’s a good event that draws a lot of people,”
John said. “it’s nice to get involved in the event,
and it also helps business at the restaurant. Plus,
you get to see a lot people you normally don’t see
all year. It draws a great crowd of players and
their families.”
Registration Re-Open 7am-Noon Opening Ceremoines, 8pm on the Center Court...
Who will be tossing up the do or die shot? Stay tuned to 106.9 KISS FM
National Anthem Sung by Vince Joy Jr., Jamie Bell, Philip Spinks & Steve Mauro
Game Play begins at 8:30am
DINKY DUNK
- John Lisciandro
“I’m a basketball junkie, and I play all the time to
keep in shape,” said Steven. “And I enjoy the
people that I meet. Plus anytime you have great
cause like TRC, It’s just an added benefit.”
Located on Lafayette Street
Preliminaries Noon-4pm Ages 5-12
Finals on the Top Women’s court 5:30pm (approximately)
- Steven Breth
ACTION ON THE TOP COURTS STARTING AT 6PM
Top Men’s Court, The Psychotic Crew, hip hop dancers
Recognition of our local Basketball teams for their outstanding accomplishments
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Clymer Girls, Jamestown Community College Girls and
Maple Grove Boys!
SLAM Dunk Contest Sponsored by
“My girls’ team is involved in the (post-macker)
cleanup, so I’m usually there helping out from
registration all the way to the very end,” said Ken.
Sunday, June 6
Games Start 8am
Winners being named on all courts, all day
Macker concludes 8pm
“It’s just part of my nature to be involved in the
community,” said Ron. “It’s fun and exciting, and I
enjoy it. I get to see people I don’t see all the
time, and I get to help people.”
- Ron Hasson
- Ken Ricker
“It’s a real social event, to get out and enjoy the
weekend. It only happens once a year. I don’t
think people don’t always realize that it benefits
The Resource Center; if they did, maybe even
more people would come out to show their
support. It’s very rewarding. It’s a big weekend,
and I talk about it weeks after the event as family
and friends always want to know how it went.”
- Lucian DiNapoli
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THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
Sportsmanship
COUNTS
!
SPORTSMAN: A person who can take loss or defeat without complaint, or victory without gloating, & who treats
his opponents with fairness, generosity, courtesy, etc.
Sportsmanship Award
In our continuing effort to “Make the World a Better Place to Live”. We at Gus
Macker award four special sportsmanship t-shirts to the team, in each division,
that exemplifies GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.
Good Sports
DO...keep their teammates under control.
DO...keep their Coaches & Parents under control.
DO...help out the Gus Buster by telling him/her they did a nice job. (remember
they are volunteers)
DO...play hard, have fun and enjoy the weekend.
Good Sports
DO NOT...use inappropriate language towards GusBusters or anyone on or around
the court. (remember, your brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, Mom and Dad are sitting around the court watching and listening to you).
DO NOT...try to hurt an opponent, fan or GusBuster by physical roughness or trash
talking or intentional fouling.
We all have something to do on Monday, whether it’s going to work, or school, enjoying
vacation or the numerous other activities that occupy our busy summer schedules.
NO ONE NEEDS TO BE INJURED. So be a GOOD SPORT, keep it clean and have fun.
Weather Policy
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Registration Procedures
FORMAT
Registration will be by Court Assignment.
Captains, please inform your teammates.
IDENTIFICATION
Identification is required at registration.
Sources that can be used are:
• Birth Certificates (4-15 yrs. old)
• Drivers License (16 & above)
• School ID with birthdate, etc.
Your identification MUST be with you at ALL TIMES
MEASURING
All players will be measured at registration to verify
information provided on the original application.
WAIVER
(Available at macker.com)
Every player must sign a liability waiver. Those 17
and under MUST have a parent/guardian sign
with them. A copy is provided in the Half Court
Press magazine or at registration.
BRACELET
Each player is required to wear an identification
bracelet on their wrist at all times. This bracelet
will be put on by a volunteer at registration after
ID is checked and a waiver is signed. The bracelet
must be worn the entire weekend;
it is not removable.
Our Sincerest Thanks To Our 100+ Volunteers.
We Couldn’t Do It Without ALL of YOU!
Adverse Weather Conditions & Unplayable Situations May Result in The Following (In Order of Decision-Making Process):
1. Delay games for a period of time until the clouds break and conditions improve. (May also require
moving games from scheduled courts to overflow courts or others not in use, and/or eliminate certain
aspects such as Toilet Bowl, etc.)
2. Reduce the number of points required to win a game.
3. Play games on a consecutive basis by game number rather than by the pre-established game times.
4.Change the format of the tournament from double to single elimination.
5. Move the tournament to indoor site within a reasonable distance of the original site if available.
6. Re-schedule the tournament for a later date at the same site.
TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO HEAR
7. Cancel the tournament.
ANNOUNCEMENT
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the tournament due to adverse weather conditions, each team shall receive
their four (4) players t-shirts and team registration package (i.e. programs, Gusettes, etc.). Every effort will also be
made to present trophies and awards in an equitable manner. Under no circumstances will a team receive a full
cash refund of the team entry fee. The exact amount of the refund is at the sole discretion of the tournament
organizers, considering the number of games played, out-o-f-pocket costs, etc. The maximum cash refund, if any,
will be $20.00 per team.
SPECIAL NOTE: Teams must be at their court at the scheduled time, even if games are “running behind”. If games are
“running behind” for any reason (inclement weather, slow play, etc.) the final point of reference for scheduling or re-scheduling procedures shall be the Bracket Tent; not any verbal information provided by a GusBuster or SuperBuster. The players are ultimately responsible for obtaining accurate scheduling information and being at their court to play when their
game is to begin. Game time is forfeit time.
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THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
PLANNING COMMITTEE
COURT SPONSORS
Every year the planning committee works a solid 10 months to make sure each and every detail
is carried out. This year is no exception, their sheer drive is what keeps Macker growing and
thriving in Jamestown, my hat is off to all of you. . .saying “thank you” is never enough.
ADKO
Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency
Chautauqua Patrons Insurance
Courier Capital Corp.
E.E. Austin and Son
Game Time Sports Bar & Grill
Jamestown Community College
Jamestown Cycle “JOCK” Shop
WE HOPE
Kwik Fill
YOU’LL ENJOY
Mazany Contract Interiors
DOWNTOWN
Real Estate Advantage
Salon 1
Sandee’s Bakery
Shawbucks
Southern Tier Kidney Association, Kidney Challenge Walk
Tac Mac Inc./McDonalds of Jamestown
The Grey Team
Wegmans
Victoria Trass Bardo,
Tournament Director
Sue K. Brown
Heather Courtney
Kathy Field
Phil Foster
Mark Goshganian
Mary Jo Hamilton
Lee Harkness
Ron Hasson
Greg Krauza
Marcus Maloney
Rick Martin
Sherry McMeans
Don Christner
Mark Olson
Cindy Phillips
Tiffani Reynolds
Karen Silzle
Don Traynor
Bill VanDyke
Carol Vinciguerra
Steve Waterson
Sue Woods
Kerstin Wyman
PRESENTING SPONSORS
TRC Foundation
The Resource Center
MAJOR SPONSORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
WINDSTREAM
MACKER BACKERS
Advertising Advantage
Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation
ELKS Club of Jamestown
Farm Fresh Foods
Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
‘KISS 106.9
The City of Jamestown
The Post-Journal
AXIOM Business Machines
Brown & Brown Insurance
Combined Insurance
Moore & Myott CPA’s
Twinstar Properties
Support Enterprises
HOSPITALITY AND
INFORMATION CENTERS
Combined Insurance
Phillips Lytle
DFT Communications
Sponsors Only Tournament
Advertising Advantage
HOST HOTEL
When In
Doubt Park
In The
Ramps
MASH UNIT
WCA Services
FOOD VENDORS
Camp Street United Methodist Church, Snack Shack
Frewsburg Football Program
Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
Lakewood Baptist Church
Lisciandros Restaurant
MO-JO’s Tacos
Reeds Concessions
Renaldo’s Pizza
Sammy’s PIT-STOP
The Buster Brown Bean Company
XS ENERGY
XS Energy Drinks and Enhanced Water
VISIT OUR MANY
RESTAURANTS,
ATTRACTIONS AND SHOPS
WHILE VISITING OUR
BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN
JAMESTOWN, LOOK FOR
MACKER SPECIALS IN
THEIR WINDOWS!
Clarion of Jamestown
OUR SPECIAL THANKS
Bill VanDyke
Burger King Restaurants
BWB Computer Consultants
E.D. Farrell Company
EMT’s and EMT Students
Freedom Radio
Frantz & Russell
GREN
Jacklyn Haskell and the Psychotic Crew
Jamestown Awning
JIT Toyota Lift
Pizza Hut, Fairmount Ave.
Ron Hasson
The City of Jamestown, BPU, DPW, Office
of Public Safety and Park Departments
The Resource Center Family
Zahm & Matson
To all of our valued Jamestown Gus Macker Sponsors,
planning committee members and volunteers YOU MAKE
JAMESTOWN GUS MACKER POSSIBLE.
To all of our valued players and spectators
YOU BRING JAMESTOWN GUS MACKER
BASKETBALL TO LIFE
THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
Calling all Basketball Lovers!
www.resourcecenter.org
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THE POST-JOURNAL, Thursday, June 3, 2010
200 Dunham Avenue
Team Growth from 1997 - 2010
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PARKING MAP
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Teams
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Teams
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Teams
USE OUR RAMPS 4TH STREET OR SPRING STREET
A FEW BLOCKS AWAY
STREET CLOSING SCHEDULE
Starting on Friday June 4th until Sunday June 6th at 9 pm. Washington Street closed between 4th and 2nd. 3rd Street closed between Main and Monroe.
Thank you to all Downtown Jamestown Merchants
for your patience, cooperation and hospitality.

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