Noblesville launches “Hoops at the Hill” events during March Madness


NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – NCAA March Madness is knocking on the doorstep, and Noblesville can’t wait to jump right into the tournament. In fact, they are laying the red carpet announcing plans for a “Hoops at the Hill” event downtown.

“We want the chance to highlight our great parking system and our great downtown area,” said Chris Jensen, Mayor of Noblesville.

The festivities begin on March 6th with a fan jam car parade from 12pm to 2pm, before a grand guard party on March 20th. The party will take place on Federal Hill Commons from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will also have a giant screen food truck and outdoor games.

The campaign is not only intended to provide fans with a place to enjoy the games, but also to give the city center an economic boost. The city is giving away $ 25 gift cards to bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues in downtown.

“Downtown and at Federal Hill Commons there will be QR codes patronizing our city downtown. You can scan this code, proceed, log in and win the gift cards that will be sent to your home, ”said Mayor Jensen.

Moonshot Games is one of the participating locations. The card and game store receives $ 500 gift cards. Before the pandemic, they had around 70 people in their store for card and game competitions every Friday night. This has been discontinued due to COVID concerns.

Fortunately, home orders spurred board game sales which helped keep them afloat. Jayson Manship, owner of Moonshot Games, is working with the city to bring games to Federal Hill Commons during the Guard Party.

“We have some American Ninja Warrior high ropes courses in store for you to do slack-line things,” said Manship. “We are ready to go back to normal and we are doing everything we can to achieve this in a safe place.”

Events in the lower house include disinfection stations and socially distant fire pits. City officials are happy to have people downtown, but they urge anyone who is not comfortable to stay home.

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