In the spring of 1989, in a kitchen in East Boca Raton, a gentleman named Joe Murphy brought three men together. Their purpose was to bring the game of “round ball” to the youth of Boca Raton. Their goal was a simple one, to teach the basics of basketball, while promoting sportsmanship and teamwork. Little did Bob Mullin, Mike Doyle, and Jody Forstot imagine that what would start, as a league of 340 children in 1989, would grow to over 1350 children. That 34 teams would evolve into 120 teams those 18 gutsy girls would pave the way for over 440 girls and four coed divisions would become 9 divisions. (1 Coed, 4 boys and 4 girls divisions). And the establishment of a program for children and young adults with disabilities called High Five Basketball.

For years Boca Hoops has utilized many of the school gymnasiums within the city of Boca Raton. Boca Hoops was instrumental in the planning and the development, and the eventual construction of the Sugar Sand Park Field House, a state of the art basketball facility. This gymnasium is the cornerstone of the Boca Hoops program and our “Home Court Site” of Boca Hoops. Our Boca Hoops Tournament Championship Plaque now has a home.

BOCA HOOPS TIMELINE

1989

Joe Murphy introduces Jody Forstot, Mike Doyle and Bob Mullin; Their meeting lead to the establishment of a recreation basketball program in Boca Raton.

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1990

Boca Hoops Summer Camp established Under 15 Girls Division added.

Under 13 Girls Division added.

Boca Hoops campaigns to have a field house built at Sugar Sand Park.

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1992

Under 9 Girls Division added

Boca Hoops establishes Holiday Camp.

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1993

5th Anniversary of Boca Hoops (Anniversary Logo designed by Todd Doyle)

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1994

Under 17 Boys Division added (thru 2000)

Under 15 Girls Division changed to Under 16 Girls Division

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1995

Boca Hoops establishes the Palm Beach County High School Seniors All Star Basketball Games (thru 2007).

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1996

Under 11 Girls Division is added.

Boca Hoops at 8 Divisions.

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1997

Boca Hoops Spring Break Camp established.

The Ground Breaking of the Sugar Sand Park Field House, March 6th.

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1998

10th Anniversary of Boca Hoops (Anniversary Logo designed by Todd Doyle)

Ribbon Cutting of Sugar Sand Park Field House, September 11th- The Home Court of Boca Hoops.

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1999

Boca Hoops launch the web site, www.bocahoops.com (designed, created and mantained by Joshua Forstot)

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2000

Boca Hoops with programs from Wellington and Jupiter, establish the Palm Beach County Youth Travel Basketball League.

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2001

The Robert Mufson Sportsmanship Award is established. Named after Robert Mufson, an original Boca Hoops coach and sponsor, who passed away after 2 year battle with cancer.

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2003

15th Anniversary of Boca Hoops (Anniversary Logo designed by Todd Doyle)

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2004

Instructional COED 7 year old Division added.

High-Five Basketball Program enrolls players outside the Boca Raton metropolitan area: enrollment area Hollywood to West Palm Beach.

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2005

Positive Coaching Alliance of Stanford University selects Boca Hoops for "Honor the Game" Award, a national recognition award for youth sports organizations.

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2008

20th Anniversary of Boca Hoops (Anniversary Logo designed by Todd Doyle)

Special Happy Anniversary video from ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" (PTI) from Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

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2010

Under 11 Girls Division renamed Under 10 Girls Division

Under 13 Girls Division renamed Under 12 Girls Division

Under 16 Girls Division renamed Under 15 Girls Division

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2012

Boca Hoops establishes permanent team, Mullin's Hoopster's, named after Boca Hoops Co-Founder, Bob Mullin.

Boca Hoops Travel Program re establishes program with new name and logo,

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2013

25th Anniversary of Boca Hoops (Anniversary Logo designed by Todd Doyle)

Special Happy Anniversary video from ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" (PTI) from Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

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