Hoopla XXI Special Events

Tip-Off Party featuring the Hoopla Invitational 2x2 Tip-Off Tournament

Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

2x2 Tournament at Hoopla's Championship Court featuring special invitee teams from the Hoopla ranks battling it out in a fun-filled bracketed format. The Hoopla Tip-Off Party for sponsors and other invitees will be held in conjuction with the 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney.

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Free Kids' Clinic presented by Drs. Howerton, Hopkin, Kennedy & Clark

Friday, 10:00am-Noon

Each year Hoopla conducts a kids' clinic focused on basketball fundamentals for interested youngsters from the Salem-area and beyond. This awesome fun-filled event is sponsored by Drs. Howerton, Hopkin, Kennedy & Clark, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and it is FREE to area kids. A two-hour event, the Kids Clinic annually attracts hundreds of young basketball-loving ballers, who run drills and are given tips on the game by coaches and players from local colleges and high schools.

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Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney

Friday, 5:00pm-9:00pm

$39/team (Registration Deadline: July 30)

The Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney has been a HUGE HIT at Hoopla!  Rosters of 2 or 3 compete in a 2x2 tourney in 10 different divisions. Priced to sell at only $39/team, this event is proving to be a great way to get into Hoopla and get "warmed up" on-site Friday before the big 3x3 festivities on the weekend.

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Kilgore-Blackman 2-Ball Contest

Qualifying: Friday, 12:00pm-6:00pm
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm;
Finals: Saturday, 3:00pm

You like the Pepsi Hot Shot Contest?  Then you will LOVE the Kilgore-Blackman 2-Ball Contest, featuring a Hot Shot Contest-type point system but with two partners alternating shots and trying to rack up the highest score possible in one minute...  

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Hoopla Skills Challenge

Qualifying: Friday, 12:00am-5:00pm
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm;
Finals: Saturday, 3:30pm

One of the most exciting and fun contests at Hoopla XXI will be the Hoopla Skills Challenge. The real ballers can do more than jump or hit a 3, they can do it ALL!  The Skills Challenge will separate the most skilled players from the rest, with ball-handling, passing, speed, and shooting all on display as contestants navigate a challenging course of obstacles and challenges.

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Pepsi Hot Shot Contest

Qualifying: Friday, 12:00am-6:00pm
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm;
Finals: Saturday, 4:00pm

With 1:00 minute at the disposal of each contestant, participants race to accumulate the most possible points from five different shooting spots - each offering varying point totals, the Pepsi Hot Shot Contest is a mix of skill, endurance and strategy, as racking up points is key but so, too, is getting up enough shots. Does the Hoopla star take as many lay-ups (1 point) as possible in the minute, fire threes (5 points), or some blend with other shots/point totals mixed in as well. Only the smartest and best players have a legitimate chance in the Hot Shot Contest. Nine (9) separate divisions in which to compete: Male 18+; Female 18+; HS Boys; HS Girls; MS Boys; MS Girls; Grade School Boys; Grade School Girls.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Free Throw Contest

Qualifying: Friday, 12:00am-6:00pm
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm
Finals: Saturday, 4:30pm

A test of acumen and nerves, the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Free Throw Contest finds the most clutch Hoopla participants each year. In this hotly-contested match, mental toughness, skill, and the abilty to focus while blocking out distractions are all paramount. Think 30 straight free throws is pretty impressive? When it comes to the Hampton Inn & Suites Free Throw Contest, participants might need to think again! Nine (9) separate divisions in which to compete: Male 18+ Female 18+; HS Boys; HS Girls; MS Boys; MS Girls; Grade School Boys; Grade School Girls.

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Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout

Qualifying: Friday, 12:00am-6:00pm
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm
Finals: Saturday, 5:00pm

The Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout is sure to be a favorite contest for all the sharpshooters playing in Hoopla this year... Firing 3-pointers from all around the 3-point line and racing against both foe and clock, the Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout offers challenge, excitement and thrills for the very best of the best shooters in Hoopla...in eight different divisions: Male 35+; Male 18-34; Female 18+; HS Boys; HS Girls; MS Boys; MS Girls; Combined Grade School... Winners in each division will receive prizes, too!

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Win-A-Toyota Shooting Challenge

Saturday, 5:40pm

In the Win-A-Toyota Shooting Challenge basketball event will take place at the basketball court outside the State Capital Building on Saturday. One (1) participant will participate in the event. The participant must successfully complete the following format: 4 Shots in 24 Seconds – A free throw, a 3-pointer from the top of the key, and a 3-pointer from each baseline, within 24 seconds and retrieving their own rebounds. Shots must be made consecutively.

*Subject to any and all additional rules and regulations to win.

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Dutch Bros. Slam Dunk Contest

Saturday, 6:00pm

If a player can't fly, he/she need not apply... Dutch Bros. Slam Dunk Contest - annually a centerpiece at Hoopla - features some of the most amazing athletic and acrobatic maneuvers seen on a basketball court. Judged by Hoopla dignitaries, the Dutch Bros. Slam Dunk Contest always attracts a huge crowd and rarely disappoints despite the high expectations and hype that precede it.

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Gatorade Hustle Awards

All Day, Saturday & Sunday

Sure when a kid scores she might see her name in the paper the next day...but Hoopla is rewarding those participants that hustle the best, show the most heart, and do the unglamorous things that help their team win. So who knows? Take the charge, dive for a loose ball, set five good screens in three sequences and maybe you will be a winner of a coveted Gatorade Hustle Award!

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Hampton Inn & Suites Sportsmanship Awards

All Day, Saturday & Sunday

Whether it be applauding the great play of an opponent, helping a fellow Hoopla competitor off the ground, saying "nice play" to somebody on the other team, or thanking an official for their time and help at Hoopla, great sportsmanship helps make everybody's experience at the event better. In recognition of acts big and small, seen and unseen -- Hampton Inn & Suites will be passing out rewards for great sportsmanship throughout this year's Hoopla!

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