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“Hoop It Up Harrisburg” basketball tournament to give residents a chance show what they’ve got

For basketball lovers, an upcoming Harrisburg event will be a slam dunk.

On June 4, the city will host “Hoop It Up Harrisburg 3×3 Street Fest,” a single-day basketball tournament on City Island. The event is in partnership with Kevin Garnett’s Hoop It Up, powered by 3×360 Sports.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 28 basketball courts will be set up on City Island’s south parking lot, along with music and food vendors. Participating teams can win up to $1,000 in cash prizes.

Hoop It Up is open to youth, men and women. Divisions include: Under-8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, 19+, 31+ and 45+, along with a Men’s FIBA (Federation of International Basketball) Pro Am bracket.

“Although basketball and my career have taken me out of the area, I grew up here,” said Drew Dawson, a Trinity High School graduate and co-founder for 3×360 Sport. “Harrisburg is home, and I have many great memories, family, and friends, as well as old teammates throughout central Pennsylvania.”

Prizes will be awarded to all winners. Champions of the 3×3 Pro Am will receive $1,000 and second place will win $500.

Youth and adult divisions cost $150 to register, while Pro-Am teams cost $200. Teams may have no more than five members.

According to Dawson, a portion of the proceeds will support a Harrisburg-based charity that is to be determined.

A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 5.

To register for the “Hoop It Up Harrisburg 3×3 Street Fest,” visit their website.

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