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Oregon National Guard Hoopla and Bob's Hamburgers a Slam Dunk for Salem

UPDATE: We now have the COMPLETE Saturday ONG Hoopla Schedule at the end of this story.

Salem Hoopla Dunk
Salem Hoopla and Bob's Hamburgers a Slam Dunk for Salem. Photo: Kevin Hays

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Workers in and around the Oregon State Capitol Mall may smell something they haven't smelled in a long, long, time.

That smell will be coming from just in front of the Capitol steps at the Bob's Hamburgers booth, which is part of this year's Oregon National Guard Hoopla. State workers, and everyone can enjoy a Salem classic starting at 11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The booth will be open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Thousands of basketball players and fans will descend upon Oregon's Capitol City starting on Thursday through Sunday for the 16th annual Oregon National Guard Hoopla.

Streets in front of, and around the Oregon State Capitol Building are transformed into basketball courts for the annual 3-on-3 event.

Organizers and the City of Salem say they expect some 800 teams and 700 volunteers to take part in this years event.

When was the first to announce the return of Bob’s to the Oregon State Fair this year by Gina Dankenbring, who managed a Salem Bob’s Restaurant for five years, and has owned Golden Grill Concessions for the past 13 years, nobody could have imaged the kind of responses that came pouring in, let alone the long lines at the Marion County Fair, which in part, helped raise fair attendance.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

The booth, will be selling the same food they did at the Marion County Fair, including: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, Big Brutes, fries, and Kid's Meals.

They will also be selling bottles of Bob's famous secret sauce during the Hoopla. The best news is that 100 percent of the net sales from the bottled secret sauce as well as a percentage of the gross food sales will be donated directly to Bob Corey's non profit Chemeketa scholarship fund. Dankenbring said.

ONG Salem Hoopla Weather Forecast from

Each day of the tournament, temperatures in Salem are expected to be at or over 90 degrees. Which means court temperatures could be even warmer. Players, teams, parents, and visitors should make sure to bring plenty of extra water, PowerAde or Gatorade, to help keep players and fans hydrated during and after games.

According to Web M.D. heat stress occurs when sweat can't evaporate fast enough to keep the body sufficiently cool. Symptoms include muscle cramps and headache. You can prevent heat stress during and after games by drinking plenty of fluids, taking frequent rest breaks.

Fluids: Drink at least half a liter of fluids in the two hours before exercising. During your sport, aim to drink about 200 ml every 20 minutes or so. Choose a specially formulated sports drink if your sporting event goes for more than an hour. After the game, drink around half a liter of water.

Salem Street Closures:

The City of Salem Public Works Department wants you to Be Aware! that some city streets are now or will be closing through Sunday for the Oregon National Guard Salem Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Now through Sunday at 8:00 p.m., the following streets in and around the State Capitol area will be CLOSED for the Hoopla Basketball Tournament:

1. Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE

2. Waverly Street NE between Court Street NE and State Street

3. Winter Street NE between Court Street NE and Chemeketa Street NE

Additional streets will be CLOSED beginning Friday through Sunday:

1. State Street between Winter Street and 12th Street beginning at 2:00 p.m.

2. Cottage Street NE between Court Street and State Street beginning at 6:00 p.m.

All streets are expected to be reopened by Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Drivers should avoid these areas or anticipate delays due to congestion.

Oregon National Guard Hoopla Event Schedule:


10:00 a.m. - Noon: Free Kids' Clinic presented by Dr's. Howerton, Hopkin & Kennedy, Oral Surgeons (No registration required, it's free and just walk up!)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: - 2-on-2 Tournament at Salem Conference Center; Post-Tourney Awards at Magoo’s


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: 2nd Annual LCG Pence Construction Hoopla Hoop Camp presented by Drs. Howerton, Hopkin & Kennedy

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: ONG Hoopla XVI Team Check-In

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout Qualifying Rounds

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: ONG Hoopla Skills Challenge Qualifying


6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: ONG Hoopla XVI Team Check-In

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: ONG Hoopla XVI Opening Ceremonies

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: ONG Hoopla XVI 3-on-3 Tournament Games

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout Qualifying

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: ONG Hoopla Skills Challenge

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: CTX Free Throw Contest

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Kilgore-Blackman Hot Shot Contest

3:30pm - 4:15 p.m. Columbia Bank 3-Point Shootout Finals

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: ONG Hoopla XVI 3-on-3 Tournament Games and Championship Ceremonies & Awards

All Day Jamba Juice Hustle Awards

Once again in 2014, the Oregon National Guard Hoopla will be offering prize money for the best teams in select divisions.

The breakdown of prize money at ONG Hoopla XVI will be as follows:

$1,000 - Men's Open Champions

$1,000 - Women's Open Champions

$1,000 - Men's 6'-and-under, Division I Champions

$600 - Men's Division II Champions

$500 - Men's 6'2'-and-under Champions

$500 - Family Competitive Champions

$400 - Men's Division III Champions

$250 - Family Recreational Champions

Hoopla Event Parking:

Salem Hoopla encourages participants and spectators to park in the Capitol Mall parking structure. This is located on Chemeketa Street between Winter and Capitol. Please respect all parking rules and regulations. Tickets will be issued for illegal parking.

Saturday Schedule:

A. Oregon National Guard Men's Open Division 1 B. Oregon National Guard Women's Open C. Men's Division II D. Men's Division III E. Men's Division IV F. Cascade Warehouse Men's 6' & Under - Division I G. Cascade Warehouse Men's 6' & Under - Division II H. Men's 6'2" & Under I. Women's Division II J. Les Schwab Tires Co-Ed Competitive K. Les Schwab Tires Co-Ed - Recreational L. R&R General Contractors Family Division - Competitive M. R&R General Contractors Family Division - Recreational N-O. Magoo's Men's 40 & Over / 50 & Over P. Oregon National Guard Wheelchair Q. Columbia Bank 17 & Under Boys - Competitive R. 17 & Under Boys - Recreational S. Capitol Toyota 17 & Under Girls Competitive U-V. Henderson's-CTX 16 & Under Boys W. 16 & Under Girls - Competitive X. 16 & Under Girls - Recreational Y. Capitol Toyota 15 & Under Boys - Competitive Z. 15 & Under Boys - Recreational AA. 15 & Under Girls Competitive AB. 15 & Under Girls Recreational AC. Red Lion Salem 14 & Under Boys - Competitive AD. 14 & Under Boys - Recreational AE. Red Lion Salem 14 & Under Girls - Competitive AF. 14 & Under Girls - Recreational AG. 13 & Under Boys - Competitive AH. 13 & Under Boys - Recreational AI. Salem Radiology Consultants 13 & Under Girls - Competitive AJ. 13 & Under Girls - Recreational AK. Oregon National Guard 12 & Under Boys - Competitive AL. 12 & Under Boys - Recreational AM. Oregon National Guard 12 & Under Girls Competitive AN. 12 & Under Girls - Recreational AO. Pacific Coast Athletics 11 & Under Boys - Competitive AP. 11 & Under Boys - Recreational AQ-AR. 11 & Under Girls AS. 10 & Under Boys AT. Drs. Howerton, Hopkin & Kennedy 10 & Under Girls AU. 9 & Under Boys AV. 9 & Under Girls AW. 8 & Under Boys AX. Universal Logistics, LLC 8 & Under Girls AY. Earth 2 O - 7 & Under Boys


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