Hoop It Up 3 on 3 TourJuly 15–17, Seminole Paradise Valet Lot, Hollywood

Score one for the team and thousands of dollars for the community at the “Seminole Hard Rock – Hoop It Up 3 on 3 Tour” July 15 – 17. The three-day event will feature a Friday VIP pre-party at Hooters at 6 p.m. and the basketball tournament on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Seminole Paradise Valet Lot – all of which will benefit The Bess Route Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Founded in 1989, the “Hoop It Up 3 on 3 Tour” is the largest 3 on 3 basketball tour in the world. This year, the event will visit approximately 35 markets with the World Championships to be held in Miami. The event will offer exciting basketball activities and entertainment for male and female teams of all abilities and ages. Included will be a Rip It Dunk Contest, Hershey’s Shot and Knockout Contests, Everfresh 3-point Contest, The Bess Route Foundation Free Throw Contest, an NFL All-Star VIP Party at Opium Night Club and more.
Sports fans will have a chance to compete against Miami Dolphins’ Wide Receiver Davone Bess and his team of NFL All-Stars including Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Pierre Garcon, Chad Pennington, Brian Hartline, Major Wright, Daniel Thomas and Yeremiah Bell, the event will also serve as an introduction to the Bess Route Foundation. Recently established through the Miami Foundation, The Bess Route Foundation is committed to giving back to the community by shaping positive lifestyles for underprivileged children and providing scholarship funds for families in need. 
Bess, who endured hardship and the loss of a sports scholarship after getting caught up with a bad crowd after high school, was given a second chance to pursue his dream of playing professional football. Upon achieving his goal, he committed himself to recruiting all available resources to helping those less fortunate choose the right path. 
“Children are inspirational. They are our future. I am fortunate to be in a position where I can help make a difference in our community and I am truly appreciative for the opportunity to do so,” said Bess. “The money raised from the ‘Seminole Hard Rock Hoop It Up’ basketball tournament will go directly toward upcoming fall school and mentoring programs in Broward County.” 
The “Seminole Hard Rock – Hoop It Up 3 on 3 Tour” basketball tournament to benefit The Bess Route Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America is presented by Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes and sponsored by Everfresh Juice, Rip It Energy Fuel, iHoops, VIBE, BankAtlantic,ProMotion Sports & Entertainment and the Miami Foundation. 
The entry fee for the “Seminole Hard Rock – Hoop It Up 3 on 3 Tour” basketball tournament is $100 – $150 per team. 
To register or for more information about the “Hoop It Up” basketball tournament, please visit www.hoopitup.com or call 1-888-997-PLAY (7529).

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