Hoopla XXII - Postponement Announcement

The last few months have tested our organization and has been a situation that we never anticipated. We have tried as hard as we can to find a path where we can have Hoopla on our originally planned dates. It has become increasingly tougher to find that path based on guidelines put in place by our state, specifically:
 
  • "This guidance applies to counties approved for Phase 2. This guidance applies to recreational sports practice, training and play for specified sports. Sports that involve participants coming into bodily contact are prohibited at this time." (Oregon Health Authority)
  • Gathering limits are 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors. (Governor's Office)
  • Indoor and outdoor venues, including theaters and churches, with 6 feet of physical distancing and other measures in place, can reach a Covid-19 occupancy limit of up to 250. (Governor's Office)
The legislature held a special session in late June, and we were hopeful that there would be a shift that would allow us to hold the event on our planned dates of August 8-9. The outcome that we were hoping for did not happen at that special session.

So, we have now been put in a position where we need to POSTPONE (not cancel) Hoopla XXII to a later date.

We have an outline for an amazing Plan B but are not yet to the point where we can share those plans.  In the meantime, you can take advantage of our "worry-free" registration anytime you like... or you can just wait for our upcoming announcement with Hoopla XXII dates and details to sign up your team.
 
We know that this postponement is difficult for many as Hoopla is a bright spot in everyone's summer. Trust that we are doing everything possible to make our event amazing for everyone involved as we move forward, and we are excited about the future and will share details soon!

Hoopla XXII Registration Opens Tuesday, April 28!

SALEM, OR - Monday, April 27 - Team registration for Hoopla XXII will officially open on Tuesday, April 27.  The 22nd edition of Hoopla is scheduled for August 8-9 in downtown Salem.

We will make every reasonable effort to stage the tournament on those dates, provided it is deemed safe to do so.  If, however, we are unable to conduct Hoopla in early August due to Covid-19 or whatever other reasons, the event will not be canceled. Instead, it will be postponed to another date to be announced by Hoopla. In the circumstance of event postponement, teams that have registered for the event will be entitled to any of the following alternatives:

a) Participate in Hoopla XXII on the event's "new" dates;

b) Roll-over their registration to Hoopla XXIII in the summer of 2021;

c) Donate some or all of their registration fee to Hoopla and the youth activity groups it supports in the area; or

d) Request a full refund of their registration fee.

So, sign your team up and let's be ready to do this Hoopla Nation!

We Will Hoop Again!

SALEM, OR - Friday, April 24 - Covid-19 has changed the landscape for everyone in America. Our hearts go out to anybody battling the virus, and to all of the folks working so hard to contain and eradicate it from being a threat. Thanks to everyone doing whatever they can to defeat this virus.

To our Hoopla friends, fans, volunteers, participants, sponsors and more - we just want to say one thing - WE WILL HOOP AGAIN!  

Our hope is that will be this year on August 8-9. We are planning with that date and goal in mind. If, however, we are unable to play on those dates due to governmental restrictions or guidelines, we want everyone to know we have alternative dates and contingency plans in the works that we feel very good about.  We do not intend to cancel Hoopla XXII if we can not play in early Augusts; but instead we will conduct the event at whatever is an appropriate time further down the calendar.  

So, hang in there.  Good times are ahead.

Hoopla XXI Results Posted

SALEM, OR - Monday, August 5, 2019 - Championship games for all divisions have been posted for participants to enjoy!  

Just go to https://oregonhoopla.com/images/pdf/2019_HOOPLA_XXI_RESULTS.pdf to check out how things ended up in your division, or any division of interest.  While the Hoopla app shares more details on division games and results, we post these championship outcomes as well so that they are available to our Hoopla patrons long after the app content is not available.