This weekend, get ready to turn up for a great cause!
The 5th Annual Hoop For Hope Basketball Tournament is back to raise awareness for Lung Cancer. With sixteen different teams, sixteen black business sponsors, food trucks, a Hip Hop cypher and more, this is an event that you do not want to miss.
The Hoop For All Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded to promote the awareness of health issues in different communities in addition to supporting charities in their fundraising efforts and increasing activity involvement in various communities. In 2012, Howard University Alumni Ayokunle Amoo and Kiera “KB” Thomas, founded the Hoop For Hope basketball tournament. The event has educated many people on the various types of cancer and has also been able to raise money to support research and individual patients affected by cancer.
our goal is to change the community by impacting lives. Cancer affects everyone in one form or the other. But together we believe that we can win the fight against cancer through education, awareness, and fundraising. -Ayokunle Amoo (Co-FOunder of hoop for all)
This year, Hoop For Hope’s partners and sponsors include businesses such as: the American Lung Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, AB Foundation, Pretty Girls Sweat and Red Bull. The tournament features three on three basketball games, a dunk contest, a three-point shooting contest, halftime performances, a DJ battle, giveaways, free food, and the opportunity for people to donate to the partnering cancer centers.
The tournament will take place on September 24th, 2016 at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW, 20001) in Washington, DC.
For more details, check out the Hoop For All website: http://www.hoopforall.com.