Hoops 4 Hope (https://www.hoops4hope.org/) has announced they will host the Inaugural H4H 3-on-3 Tournament on Saturday, August 20 at the East Hampton High School (2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937). The tournament will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and each team must have a minimum of three players and a maximum of five. There will be a men’s and women’s division, and a bracket for kids aged 14 – 17 and a separate bracket for adults (18+). A grand prize will be awarded to the winning team in each bracket and will include four tickets to a New York Knicks game, dinner at a Hamptons restaurant and more.
The tournament will be played on the court that is dedicated to NYS HOF Basketball Coach, Ed Petrie. Coach Petrie has won the most public high school basketball games in New York State in history (totally 754 wins) and was the head coach of the 1977 East Hampton Basketball Team, which won the New York State title that year. There will be no entry fee and guests will be able to enjoy food trucks, live music, a silent auction and so much more. Cost to attend as a spectator is 300 and all proceeds will benefit Hoops 4 Hope. To register a team, please visit https://bit.ly/3OcPcL8.
“We’re so excited to host the first ever 3-on-3 tournament for Hoops 4 Hope! A lot of people think we’re only about basketball, but we’re so much more than that. Hoops 4 Hope provides young people in South Africa, Zimbabwe and locally with the fundamentals and opportunities necessary to be happy, health and safe not only physically, but also emotionally. The goal of this event is to bring awareness to the organization, have fun, play basketball, but most importantly, help kids while doing so.” – Anthony Allison, Executive Director
About Hoops 4 Hope:
Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit organization since 1995, has been working in underserved communities in Cape Town, South Africa, and Harare, Zimbabwe. Powered by the spirit of Ubuntu and the joy of sport, H4H provides young people with the fundamentals and opportunities necessary to be happy, healthy, and safe both emotionally and physically. Daily, thousands of children across South Africa and Zimbabwe are without the opportunity for fun, mentorship, and sports. By combining Basketball and our Skills 4 Life programming, H4H has been able to remain steadfast in its focus – improving the health and wellbeing of young people. Hoops 4 Hope has succeeded in creating an innovative sports-based youth leadership curriculum that supports youth development in local communities to address modern social challenges. The H4H model is based on sound behavioral change theories, research, evaluation, and experience. Our proven Skills 4 Life curriculum is based on our 7 Tools of An Ubuntu Champion and peer mentorship.