Hoopla enjoys record-breaking participation in 2023

SALEM (OR) - August 1, 2023 - Hoopla officials announced team participation numbers for Hoopla XXIV, and the event shattered all-time records.

All told, across all events, Hoopla XXIV had 1,067 teams participate in 2023.

"We're thrilled with the turnout, obviously," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "We are pleased by the growth, but especially excited for a couple of other reasons. First, we feel like we hit the mark in terms of getting bigger but not at the expense of quality. We don't just want to grow, we want to remain the highest-quality 3x3 and outdoor street basketball event possible. Second, this demonstrates great momentum for us as we head into what will be a monumental year for the event in 2024."

Hoopla will celebrate its special, milestone 25th anniversary in 2024.

"We're excited about that," said Unruh. "It's a big achievement, just to exist that long, but it's also a special time to celebrate, reflect and point to the future. All of it. Hoopla has never been stronger in my opinion."