Bring your game to the streets! On Aug. 24, the Joe Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will make its return to Terre Haute as a benefit for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, and this year, the tournament will take place in front of the Museum on Wabash Avenue!
This family- and community-oriented event is a half-court basketball competition, and, in an exciting twist, this year’s tournament will be held in conjunction with the Downtown Block Party, so competitors will be playing their games for hundreds of spectators.
“This tournament was created to bring families together and to encourage wellness, and, this year, we’re happy that we can use this event to raise money for an important cause – the Terre Haute Children’s Museum,” said Eric Wuestefeld, owner of the Joe Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. “The Museum is a wonderful asset for our community, and we are excited that we can help them raise funds to support their mission while also encouraging kids and families to be physically active.”
Joe Hoops was founded in 1991 on the blacktop in Martinsville, Ind., and, now more than 20 years later, it is one of the most recognized names in 3-on-3 basketball. Joe Hoops brings communities together by allowing people of all ages to come and showcase their basketball skills in front of large crowds. The Joe Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments are for men, women, boys and girls, ages 8 and up, and include all skill levels. Adult tournament brackets are matched by age, height and experience. Kids’ division brackets are matched by age only.
Lynn Hughes, executive director of the Children’s Museum, says she is thrilled that the tournament will coincide with the Downtown Block Party. The Block Party, which will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 on Wabash Avenue between Fourth and Ninth streets, will feature live music, food, arts vendors, arts, crafts, a kids zone and car show. This partnership will provide an exciting opportunity for those participating in the tournament.
“Basketball fanatics of all ages love to play outdoors, and this tournament will allow them the opportunity to strut their stuff on Wabash Avenue, in front of all the Downtown Block Party attendees, while also raising funds for the Museum,” Hughes said. “This will be a fun, family day for everyone involved.”
Registration for the Terre Haute Joe Hoops 3-on-3 Tournament is $122, and space is limited to the first 85 teams. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to register, please visit joehoops.org, or call Warren English-Malone, tournament director, at 812-987-1992.