GALLIPOLIS — The annual Hoop Project is returning to Downtown Gallipolis after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robbie Pugh, who helps organize the event, said registration for The Hoop Project will open on Tuesday, June 1. This year, there is a 16-team limit per division. Divisions range from children aged 8 and under through men’s and women’s divisions. There are 15 divisions, meaning up to 240 teams can compete in the event this year.
Pugh said The Hoop Project is a three-on-three basketball tournament that will take place on First Avenue in Gallipolis between the city park and the river.
The event has been hosted by the Downtown Revitalization Project since 2013, Pugh said.
This year, Pugh said teams must register through The Root. The Downtown Revitalization Project is “partnering” with The Root for organizational purposes to assist with scheduling, Pugh said.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will close when the 16-team limit is met or on July 5. The fee to enter is $250 per team. Registration forms can be found at www.rootgallia.com
The event will have referees for every game and have a three game guarantee for each team. The court size is 50 feet by 50 feet.
The Hoop Project will take place on July 17 and 18.
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