By Nicholas Ibarra 

On Saturday, Oct. 9 the Sacramento Kings will host HoopFest, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Golden 1 Center/ Doco Plaza. 

All players will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event for entry into HoopFest.

In order to participate, each team must have a minimum of 3 players and may consist of a maximum of 4 players to account for a substitution. Brackets will be decided using the following age groups:

  • Adult Division: 30+ years old
  • Adult Division: 20 – 29 years old
  • Teen Division: 15-19 years old

Only 8 teams are allowed to play per division, so sign up as soon as possible. 

Registration is $10 per player—sign your team up today here:


  • 10:40 a.m. – Teams Check In
  • 11:00 a.m. – Games Begin
  • 12:15 p.m. – Championship Game

The Championship game will be played on the court of Golden 1 Center!

Basic Rules:

  • First team to 7 points
  • 2 minute warm ups
  • (1) :30 second timeout allowed per team
  • Single game elimination

The full list of rules can be found here:

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