Hoop It Up 3on3 Basketball Tournament This Weekend

Lack of NBA on TV got you down? Then head over to Garden City Shopping Centre this weekend and watch some fun basketball at the Hoop It Up 3on3 Tournament. After a 5 year absence, the tournament finally returns to Winnipeg on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 2014.

The 25th Anniversary Season of Hoop It Up is touring nine cities across North America, Winnipeg will be the only Canadian stop on the tour.

The tournament is open to males and females ages 8 and up. There will also be a wheelchair basketball division for ages 14 and up.

“We are thrilled to have the biggest outdoor basketball tournament back in Winnipeg this summer!”, said Basketball Manitoba Executive Director Adam Wedlake. “To join other major US cities on the tour is a huge opportunity for us to showcase and connect with the North American basketball scene! We see this event as a great new opportunity to connect to the exploding 3×3 world as the 3 on 3 game is moving closer and closer to becoming an official Olympic discipline as early as the 2016 Rio Games!”