Hoopla XXIII Special Events

Hoopla Milestone 20th Anniversary Celebration sponsored by R&R General Contractors

Wednesday, August 1, 6:00-8:00pm

.Friends of Hoopla will gather to celebrate the event's milestone 20th Anniversary event at the Salem Convention Center in conjunction with the 2x2 Tip-Off Tournament which will be held indoors for the first time. Partners of all types will gather and enjoy an evening of friendship, community and basketball, Hoopla-style!

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Unified Basketball Clinic presented by Green Acres Landscape, Inc. & iWingz

9:30am, Wednesday, July 13

It's back! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Green Acres Landscape, Inc. & iWingz, Hoopla is proud to present a Unified Basketball Clinic!  FREE for all unified student-athletes, the Unified Basketball Clinic will offer these students a chance to learn basketball fundamentals and skills from Hoopla’s expert staff all while having a great time together at Hoopla's magnificent championship court setting.  All participants also will receive a free t-shirt.  This Wednesday session will be geared for high school student-athletes.

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Hoopla Men's & Toyota Women's Invitational 2x2 Tip-Off Tournaments

6:00pm, Wednesday, July 13
The 2x2 Tournaments at Hoopla's Championship Court feature special teams invited from the Hoopla ranks who battle it out in a fun-filled bracketed format. Both the Men's and Toyota Women's 2x2 Tournaments are a great way to tip-off Hoopla!
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Unified Basketball Clinic presented by Green Acres Landscape, Inc. & iWingz

Thursday, 9:30am

It's back! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Green Acres Landscape, Inc. & iWingz, Hoopla is proud to present a Unified Basketball Clinic!  FREE for all unified student-athletes, the Unified Basketball Clinic will offer these students a chance to learn basketball fundamentals and skills from Hoopla’s expert staff all while having a great time together at Hoopla's magnificent championship court setting.  All participants also will receive a free t-shirt.  This Thursday session will be geared for middle school student-athletes.

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Toyota 2-Ball Contest

Noon-5:00pm, Friday, July 15 (preliminaries)
5:15pm, Friday, July 15 (finals)

Do you dig the Pepsi Hot Shot Contest?  Then you will LOVE the Toyota 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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Free Kids Clinic conducted by Hoopla & The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties presented by Oregon OMS and Drs. Howerton, Hopkin, Kennedy & Clark

10:00am-Noon, Friday, July 15

Each year Hoopla and the YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties jointly conduct a kids' clinic focused on basketball fundamentals for interested youngsters from the Salem-area and beyond. This awesome fun-filled event is sponsored by Oregon OMS and 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 take part in drills and are given tips on the game by coaches and players from local colleges and high schools. 

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Pepsi Hot Shot Contest

TBA, Thursday, July 14 

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. 

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Free Throw Contest

12:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 16 (preliminaries)
2:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 16 (preliminaries)
6:00pm, Saturday, July 16 (finals)

A test of acumen and nerves, the Home2 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 Home2 Suites Free Throw Contest, participants might need to think again! Eight (8) 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 Contest

12:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 16 (preliminaries)
2:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 16 (preliminaries)
6:45pm, Saturday, July 16 (finals)

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!

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Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney

1:00pm-8:30pm, Friday, July 15

$75/team (Registration Deadline: July 12)

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. 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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Courthouse Club Fitness Hustle Awards

All Day, Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17

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 Courthouse Club Fitness Hustle Award!

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Hampton Inn & Suites Sportsmanship Awards

All Day, Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17

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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