How old must participants be?


All participants must be age 21 or older to participate.

Can our team dress up?


Yes! All teams are encouraged to have a theme or dress in similar colors!

What is the minimum size for teams?


Teams are encouraged to have at least 6 members on their teams with a maximum of 10 people. Teams are encouraged to be coed but it is not a requirement.

Will there be food and drinks at the event?


Yes, we will be hosting food trucks and an alcohol vendor at the event. These items are not included in the ticket price. As always, if you plan to drink alcohol, please have a safe and reliable designated driver.

Will water stations be available?


Yes, water stations will be available free of charge. We encourage everyone to stay hydrated!

Will there be a break in between events?


Yes, each team will have some down time in order to hydrate, eat, relax, and socialize.

Can we bring blankets/tents/chairs?


Yes. Teams are allowed to bring tents, chairs, etc. to help avoid the heat.

Can more than one team compete on behalf of the same nonprofit organization?


Yes, they can.

Can a team represent more than one nonprofit organization?


No, unfortunately only one nonprofit organization per team.

Which nonprofits are on the Hoopla nonprofit competition list?

(preapproved local nonprofits organizations a team can compete for during the Hoopla season)


Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – South Central PA
Art Association of Harrisburg
Bethesda Mission
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Capital Region Inc
Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area
Capital Area Girls on the Run
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Communities in Schools of Central PA
Community Action Program-Domestic Violence Services
Community Check Up Center of South Harrisburg Inc
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Contact Helpline
Downtown Daily Bread
Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region
Feel Your Boobies Foundation
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA)
Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation
Harrisburg River Rescue
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
Infinity Charter School Playground Committee, CDSD
Joshua Group
Julian Dorsey Foundation
Jump Street
Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania
Market Square Concerts
Mission of Mercy Inc
National Audubon Society Inc
Nativity School of Harrisburg
New Birth of Freedom Council of Boy Scouts of America
Open Stage of Harrisburg
Owen’s Foundation
PA Wounded Warrior
Peyton Walker Foundation
Please Live
Rebuilding Together Greater Hbg Inc
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pa
RSVP of the Capital Region Inc
Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
Samara – The Center for Individual and Family Growth
Setebaid Services Inc
Shalom House
Susquehanna Art Museum
Susquehanna Folk Music Society Inc
The Center for Champions
Tri County Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc
Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
YMCA of Harrisburg

Can my team compete for a nonprofit that is not on the Hoopla nonprofit competition list?


Yes. If a team wishes to compete for a nonprofit that is not on the list, the team captain may submit in writing a request to have their nonprofit organization added to the list. All requests must be sent to hbghoopla@gmail.com at least one week prior to the close of online Hoopla registration.

Is my team responsible for raising funds for our chosen nonprofit organization?


No! Teams are not responsible for fundraising for this event; event proceeds will be donated. If you would like to raise funds, or donate above and beyond the standard registration cost, you are more than welcome to at the time of registration but it’s not required.

Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

"TFEC is family to us. It means a lot to have the fund at a place where people cared about Zachary when he was alive, and care about this memorial fund that we’ve established in his honor."

Pillars with Purpose

"TFEC has a can-do attitude. They're invested not just in getting the job done, but also emotionally invested—which makes for a great partner."

Owen's Fund

"I think it's really important that we have a structure and an entity like TFEC to help the community thrive."