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June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Harrisburg Hoopla on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Through an adult track and field day style competition, our goal is to raise unrestricted funds for local nonprofit organizations and unite our community in support.

Harrisburg Hoopla is a fundraising event where teams compete in 10-12 field day style activities. Each team competes for a local nonprofit organization of their choice in hopes to win a portion of event proceeds for that nonprofit.

Note: Teams are not responsible for doing individual fundraising for this event.

Register your team for the best sports event of the year!

Keep up-to-date on our Facebook page.

Recap of the 2018 Harrisburg Hoopla:

Last year’s event was an electrifying success, with over 180 participants on 24 teams. The teams competed in events such as tug-of-war, relay races, volleyball, and an inflatable obstacle course to raise an impressive $18,174.12 for local nonprofits!

  • First place team won $5,452.24 for the Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
  • Second place team won $3,634.85 for Samara – The Center for Individual and Family Growth
  • Third place team won $1,817.41 for Medard’s House
  • The remaining $7,269.65 of event proceeds went to the EPP endowment fund to be used for grant awards to a local nonprofit as determined by the EPP classes.

2019 Event Information

Date: June 1, 2019
Team Registration: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Games Begin:
11:00 am
Location: Skyline Sports Complex, City Island, Harrisburg, PA
Event Registration: $45.00 per participant

The Registration fee will increase to $50 the morning of 5/23/19


Cheerleader for Event Only: Free! Come out and cheer for your favorite team!
Vendors will be on site for food and alcohol purchase
(a portion of those sales will be donated to event proceeds)!

Fund Allocations

This event will donate 100% of the total proceeds raised to nonprofit organizations, including EPP.

1st Place | 30% of net proceeds

2nd Place | 20% of net proceeds

3rd Place | 10% of net proceeds

40% of the net proceeds will go to the Emerging Philanthropist Fund at TFEC.

A cap of $24,000 total will be distributed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

All represented nonprofit organizations must be a local organization providing services in the Harrisburg Region and must be a registered 501(c)(3).


Teams of 6 or more people will compete in the following events:

  • TFEC Tricycle Race
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Race
  • CSR Relay of Relays
  • Volleyball
  • Tug-o-War
  • Lock Box Puzzle Relay
  • Sploosh
  • Wacky Clothes Relay
  • The Floor is Lava Relay
  • Pasta-n-found
  • PLAYOFF EVENT: Kong Pong

Don’t forget to purchase your 50/50 Raffle tickets!

Hoopla Volunteering Information

We are using the web page “Time to Sign Up” for volunteers to sign up for their shifts and responsibilities. This link will open in a separate window.

Please remember to complete and submit this registration before closing this window.

You will also receive this link in your registration confirmation email.


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us at: hbghoopla@gmail.com

Check out our Facebook page for updates!


June 1, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


City Island
1 Championship Way
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States