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Hoops for Hope

Join us for the Hoops for Hope 3-on-3 basketball tournament at St Anne’s gym, at 101 West Lee on Queen Anne. (you’ll enter on the south side of the school, by the parking lot & play structure)

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This is a fundraising event! All proceeds benefit Dwankhozi Hope and go towards building a dormitory for kids at a rural school in Zambia. Here’s what to expect on March 10th:

Noon-6pm: basketball tournament play
6-8pm: PARTY! All guests are welcome for food, drinks, and DJ – but also 3 point contest, pop-a-shot, championship games, and fun for friends, spouses, kids, and anyone interested.
Prizes include an Xbox gaming system, Tommy Bahama swag, gift certificates, and more. Trophies will also be awarded!
Players pay a tournament entry donation, all spectators and other guests are welcome to join free of charge. We do ask you consider a donation while you’re with us!
For the basketball tournament, players of all ages, genders and skills are welcome. Expect to play at least 2 games and hopefully we will have multiple brackets. Play on two teams if you want. See the FAQs below for more details.

$100 per adult player “suggested” donation; $50 per player (under 18) “suggested” donation.

Form your own team of 3 players with optional 4th and 5th players as subs or sign up as a single and we will add you to a team.

Registration is open February 12th until March 3rd. Space is limited!!

Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t play basketball. Should I come?
YES! Come at 6:00pm for food truck, drinks, DJ and fun! Watch the tournament games and 3 point contest. Play “Pop A Shot” video games.

What is the level of play? How will you match up teams?
If you have dreams of this being the springboard for your pro basketball career, this may not be the tournament for you. Our goal is for everyone to have fun while supporting a great cause. We will do our best to ensure that we match teams that have similar skill levels. Depending on how many teams register, we may create multiple brackets (e.g. coed teams, under-18 teams, guy teams, gal teams, etc). This is our first Hoops for Hope event, so we ask for some grace as we figure it out!

What are the rules of the tournament play?
Games played are to 21, by ones and twos with a 15 minute time limit. There will not be referees at the event so we are putting extra emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. Call your own fouls (no arguments, please). No free throws, the team will maintain possession. All games are half court.

We will post the bracket(s) the day before the tournament starts. Expect to play at least 2 games. We hope to have multiple brackets which would allow us to match co-ed teams and under 18 teams together – but that depends on our sign ups! All teams need to check in with the tournament staff 15 minutes before the start of their game. We have limited time, so it’s an automatic forfeit for any team that is late.

Can I play on two teams?
You can request to play on two teams. You must have at least 4 players on your primary team to potentially register a second team. Register your primary team and pay the entry fee. On the registration form, for each player that is interested in playing on a second team, click the box “I’d like to play on a second team if possible.” We will be in touch the week of the tournament with more details once we know how many teams have signed up. If we are able to get you on a second team, you will not pay an entry fee for the second team unƟl the day of the event.

Can I enter the tournament as a single person without a team?
YES! We will add you to a team so you can play.

Why does the team captain need What’s App?
Team Captains will be added to a What’s App text string with the tournament organizers. This will allow us to communicate any last minute updates but also send you reminders so you don’t miss your game!

Why are there different entry fees for kids and adults?
We wanted to make this event accessible to all including kids and teenagers. We did not want to make the entry fee so high that younger folks are discouraged from playing. We ask that young people invite their family and friends to come at 6 p.m. for the party, championship games and 3 point contest.

How will the 3 point contest work?
There will be a $10/per ticket raffle for the 3 point contest. We will draw until we get five adults and five under-18 participants. We will also “auction” off two additional spots in the three point contest after we draw the initial 10 participants – we are trying to raise more money for a great cause after all! Each shooter will have 90 seconds. Highest adult scorer and highest under-18 scorer wins a prize.

What do I get for the entry fee?
You get to play at least 2 tournament games. You get dinner, drinks, DJ music and lots of fun. And you get to support a great cause, Dwankhozi Hope. All the proceeds go to fund a dormitory for school-aged students in rural Zambia.

What is needed at registration?

  1. Team name
  2. Team captain, name, age and gender and skill level and what’s app #, phone number and email
  3. Team players names, ages, genders and skill levels, phone numbers and emails
  4. Registration fee paid
  5. T-Shirt sizes
  6. Optional selection to potentially play on a second team