Press Release: Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball


The St. Paul Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball Tournament returns for a second year

American Royalty Group will host the 2015 tournament at the State Capitol grounds


  1. ST. PAUL, Minn. – American Royalty Group presents the second annual St. Paul Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball tournament on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th, 2015. The event will return to the State Capitol Grounds for a weekend of basketball and activities for the entire community.


After a several-year hiatus, American Royalty Group brought the Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball Tournament back to Minnesota in 2014. Following the success of last year’s event, the organization is proud to host athletes from both Minnesota and surrounding states again this year.


American Royalty Group aims to rebuild the tournament’s legacy in Minnesota.  “As a kid, I played in the Gus Macker 3on3 Tournament and I continue to play as an adult. What the Gus Macker was to the St. Paul community from 1989-2007, producing events, hosting 1500 plus teams and over 20,000 spectators yearly is a great accomplishment,” says Orlando Walker, President & CEO of American Royalty Group, who hopes that his re-visioning of the event will create incredible opportunities for the community.

In addition to basketball, the event will feature live local music and a concert by Pledge Empire Records, EMI Audio, and DJ D Mill and SPStyle on the Mic Check stage. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Children’s Hospital will host a family-fun area filled with interactive activities for all ages. Vendors will line the streets to allow a variety of food and shopping options for event participants. Proceeds from the event will benefit North Minneapolis Meals on Wheels, whose mission is to deliver nourishing meals to homebound North Minneapolis residents who are at risk nutritionally and unable to prepare their own meals; and TNT (Teens Networking Together) whose mission is to engage the youth of our communities and to maximize and enable unique leadership opportunities. The St. Paul Gus Macker helps by bringing volunteerism, awareness, and financial contributions to these organizations.
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About American Royalty Group:  American Royalty Group is a St. Paul, Minnesota based organization focused on bringing the Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball Tournament to basketball players in Minnesota. In 2013, founder Orlando Walker saw an opportunity to combine his passion for giving back to his community and love for basketball, and with the help of a dedicated committee, committed to hosting this annual event.

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