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Thousands Expected for Salem Hoopla

Court Street NE is CLOSED between 12th Street and Cottage Street. The closure will last until Sunday at 8:00 PM.

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(SALEM, Ore. ) - Not even rain, which is expected this weekend, will stop this annual downtown Salem event.

Staged on Salem's Court Street literally in the shadows of the Oregon state capitol building, Salem Hoopla 2007 promises to be the best 3-on-3 event yet.

Hoopla is all-inclusive, making participation enjoyable for basketball lovers of all ages, sizes, shapes and skill levels...from the competitive college baller to the family recreational players.

Salem Hoopla helps the Salem community.

For starters, Hoopla brings thousands of folks from out of the area to boost the local economy.

Then, of course, Hoopla makes donations to many youth-oriented athletic and extra-curricular activity groups throughout the region.

Organizers are expecting as many as 625 teams, 2,500 participants and 25,000 spectators are expected to participate.

Schedule of Events:


7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Hoopla Team Check-In 8:50 AM – 8:55 AM The Oregon National Guard Ceremonial Black Hawk Fly-In with First Game Ball of Salem Hoopla 2007 8:55 AM – 8:58 AM Official Welcome by City Councilor Brad Nanke 8:58 AM – 9:00 AM Willamette Masters Chorus Performance of National Anthem 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM 3-on-3 Tournament Games 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Contest Preliminaries & Finals 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Hoopla All-Star Game 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM Round 1 of Slam Dunk Contest 5:45 PM – 5:55 PM 4 Shots in :25 for a new 2007 Capitol Chevrolet Cobalt 5:55 PM – 6:05 PM Semi-Finals of Slam Dunk Contest 6:05 PM – 6:15 PM West Coast Bank Shoot-and-Turn Contest for $25,000 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Finals of Slam Dunk Contest


8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Hoopla Tournament Continues ALL DAY – Jamba Juice Hustle Awards ALL DAY – Division Championship Ceremonies in front of State Capitol

Broadcast Schedule:

LIVE Broadcast of GI Joe's Challenge Game Featuring the Salem Stampede of the IBL vs. Hoopla All-Stars: Saturday - 4:45 PM

LIVE Broadcast of Women's Open Division Championship Game: Sunday - 3:00 PM

LIVE Broadcast of Cascade Warehouse Men's 6'-and-Under Division Championship Game: Sunday - 3:40 PM

LIVE Broadcast of Men's Open Division Championship Game: Sunday - 4:20 PM

To listen to the broadcasts of any of these games with announcer Mark Gilman on

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