Hoops on the Ave. Basketball Festival Set for May 28 | Sports Destination Management

Hoops on the Ave. Basketball Festival Set for May 28

May 24, 2022

3x3 basketball tournaments. Live music. Arts. Sneakers. These are all part of a new event called Hoops on the Ave., a partnership between Wicomico County Recreation & Parks and the Mizzle House Foundation.

Hoops on the Ave. is an outdoor family-friendly festival celebrating the culture surrounding the sport of basketball. It’s set for Saturday, May 28, outside the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury. The event will run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

“We are thrilled to announce our brand-new event, Hoops on the Ave.,” said Recreation Superintendent James Simmons. “This event is all about celebrating hoops culture – the music, the art, the kicks, the food and of course the basketball.”

Registration is now open for the event’s 3x3 basketball tournaments, which will feature five divisions: Elite Men’s, Men’s, Women’s, High School and Middle School. Youth divisions must have an adult coach.

Each team is guaranteed three games. Prize money will be awarded in the adult divisions: $1,000 for Elite Men’s and $250 each for Men’s and Women’s. Teams can have up to four members and will play half-court games in the Civic Center parking lot.

Registration is $100 for teams in the Elite Men’s division, $75 for Men’s and Women’s teams, and $50 for High School and Middle School teams. Register by May 13; space is limited.

The festival is free to attend and will include food vendors; interactive art activities; live hip hop, reggae and go-go music; a sneaker marketplace; and a kids’ area.

“We are aiming to create an experience that brings all of these elements together in a way that the Eastern Shore has never seen before,” Simmons said. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer for our community.”

To learn more, register a team or sign up as a vendor, visit www.bit.ly/Hoops_on_the_Ave. For more information or to become a sponsor, email Simmons at jsimmons@wicomicocounty.org.

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