Calendar of Events

May
29
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stewardship Committee Meeting
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun
1
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1

Having a child with special needs can make travel intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, monthly practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program will allow you to:

  • Experience TSA security
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips, info & resources
Jun
5
Wed
Paul’s Pals Board of Directors Meeting @ Oak Ridge Country Club
Jun 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
7
Fri
Event Committee Meeting
Jun 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Jun
15
Sat
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament @ Saint Paul College, Lot C
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament @ Saint Paul College, Lot C

Gus Macker – The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun!

Checklist: Save the dates, collect your teammates, click on register and then work on your game to get ready.

The original 3-on-3 basketball festival of family fun, also known as a Gus Macker Tournament, will be here this summer.

The Gus Macker Tournaments are designed for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway game – male or female, from age 7 to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with little or no experience who just want to play.

This year, 2019, is the 46th year of Gus Macker Basketball. For the first 13 years it was a single tournament started by a pair of brothers and their friends in 1974, but became a festival phenomenon and America’s Original 3-on-3 Basketball Tour in 1987.

Through the years there have been 1,421 sanctioned Gus Macker Tournaments presented for over 670,800 teams or almost 2.7 million players and played in front of over 27.5 million spectators.

This year you can be a part of it because teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior, Adult, or Top. The age, height and experience of all four players on each team are considered in bracketing.

Teams receive at least three scheduled games each tournament. A Macker is a double-elimination tournament, but with a consolation bracket historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose the first two games.

Their modern tournaments maintain order in almost all cases with registered officials calling fouls and violations.

Family fun in a festival atmosphere is always the goal of a Gus Macker Tournament, and they proudly serve as the most popular basketball tournament for outdoor play in downtown streets, parking lots and community parks across the country.

Jun
19
Wed
Paul’s Pals Grant Committee Meeting @ Lunds & Byerlys St. Louis Park
Jun 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Jun
22
Sat
Hoops4Hope @ Hope Fieldhouse
Jun 22 all-day
Hoops4Hope @ Hope Fieldhouse

Hoops4Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun
The Hoops4Hope Tournament is for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway/pick-up games – male or female, from 3rd grade to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with little or no experience who just want to play. Youth Registration is FREE! Adults are $50 per player. Men’s A and Women’s division champions win $500! Space is limited.

Games will be played outdoor at the future parking lot of Hope Fieldhouse at 14401 Biscayne Ave W. in Rosemount.

Teams are matched into Youth, Men’s A, Men’s B, Women’s and 40+ divisions and guaranteed at least three games.

Hope Fieldhouse’s mission is to build a place where everyone can play and this tournament is looking to highlight that with high flying youth and adult basketball action, wheelchair basketball, and Special Olympic athletes. There will be FOOD TRUCKS, CARNIVAL GAMES, INFLATABLES AND FUN GAMES FOR EVERYONE!!!

For more information on this event follow us on Facebook.

Tournament Information

Youth
Registration is free for youth divisions. Brackets will be broken up by gender and age groups to ensure competitive play.

Adults
Registration is $50 per player and divisions will be broken up by gender. Champions of Men’s A and Women’s divisions win $500.


Sponsorship Levels
$1,000 – Tournament Sponsor
  • Recognition in promotional materials and social media posts including pictures and quotes
  • Frequent mentions on PA system at event, invitation to share about your business
  • All benefits from Court and Team Sponsorship
$500 – Court Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on court
  • Invitation to be on site promoting your business on day of event
  • Also includes sponsorship of a team
$200 – Team Sponsor
  • Team named after your business. Sponsorship allows team to play in event
$50 – Player Sponsor
  • Sponsorship allows for individual player to participate

For more information please contact Josh Schoaf 651.983.7923 | josh@Hopefieldhouse.org

Jun
26
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm