2017-04-20 / Sports

Yooper Hooper celebrates 16


The 16th Annual Yooper Hooper, organized by YETI, took place over the weekend in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium at the Manistique Middle and High School. Pictured is the only Manistique team to take first place this year. Winning the 10U male division is, from left to right, Landen Dougherty, Wyatt Demers and Parker Graphos. 
Courtesy photo The 16th Annual Yooper Hooper, organized by YETI, took place over the weekend in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium at the Manistique Middle and High School. Pictured is the only Manistique team to take first place this year. Winning the 10U male division is, from left to right, Landen Dougherty, Wyatt Demers and Parker Graphos. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE - The 2017 Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 marked its 16th year last Saturday in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium with 73 registered teams. The annual event attracts players throughout the Upper Peninsula as well as across the Wisconsin border, covering all ages.

With the number of teams fluctuating over the years, this year’s participation was average for male teams at 50. Unfortunately there was a decrease with female participation with only 23 in their brackets.

The day long tournament, which originally started out as a class project, was started by Manistique High School teacher Mike Powers. It’s a win, win for the community as proceeds from the annual event have been donated to local charities through the years, as well as being a learning experience for the students involved.

Proceeds from the Yooper Hooper were disbursed between many different causes this year. The Green Fire Booster Club raised about $1,000 for providing the referees and the MHS Volley Ball Team raised about $1,500 managing the concession stand.

The final benefactor was the YETI Key Club, coordinators of the tournament, which raised about $1,500. YETI Key Club uses the money to donate to school and community charities.

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