It's not only the name that has changed; at one point, Murphy had raised more than $4 million for charities worldwide. The tournament has since become a corporate-sponsored for-profit event, with occasional charity partnerships. Cloning the successful basketball model was inevitable, and Murphy's company tackled several sports arenas with Spike-It-Up (volleyball); Pitch, Hit and Run (baseball); and NHL Breakout (street hockey) tournaments. The organization has since been sold and merged into the Colorado-based Team Championships International and hosts three tournaments: Hoop-It-Up, Kick-It (soccer) and Let-It-Fly (flag football). The Hoop-It-Up Dallas Winter Warm Up takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park. Spectator admission is free. Call 888-997-7529 or visit hoopitup.com.
Sat., April 29, 9 a.m.; Sun., April 30, 9 a.m.