“Hoopfest” 3v3 kids basketball tournament attracts crowds along the Peoria riverfront

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PEORIA (WEEK) — This weekend’s community event “The Streets Belong to Me” continued Saturday with a citywide basketball tournament.

The three-on-three tournament, known as Hoopfest, took place along the Peoria riverfront.

25 teams took part in the bracket-style tourney, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

This year marked the eighth time the Proctor Recreation Center hosted the event, and general manager Jonelle McCloud called it a “positive kickoff to the summer.”

“It’s very important to have something for the kids to do. I’m just ecstatic that the weather held out and we’ve got 25 teams. It’s just a fun atmosphere,” McCloud said.

This weekend was the first of three different “Streets Belong to Me” events this Summer.

The next will happen at Peoria’s Logan Recreation Center in July.

The Proctor Center is also hosting a summer camp for kids in the area starting June 7th – those interested in enrolling their children can call 309-673-9183 for more information.

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