Mini Marathon- TEAM HOOP HAWKS
April 13, 2017
BENEFITING: City Lites and Community Partners
ABOUT USIn January 2007, 10 male youth from Hillcrest Continuation High School in Inglewood, CA were recruited by the H.O.O.P. Foundation to form a basketball team. The team practiced in the New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church gymnasium. Word of mouth began to promote the activity, and over the course of the next two months the number of team participants increased to 15; ending with 25 participants were served in the first quarter.From April to June 2007 the team was divided into two age groups (18+under and 18-24). The team entered the Slam-Jam Basketball Tournament in Compton, in the Greater Los Angeles Narcotics Anonymous Basketball League from June to August. In the fall of 2007, the 18-24 year old team participated in the Redondo Beach Parks and Recreation Adult League. By the end of the year, the basketball program experienced as many as 35 youth participants. From 2008 to the Present the program continues to operate a tight schedule. The priorities have changed from18-24 year olds to 5-18 year olds. These teams compete in local tournaments and Shoot Outs. Participants 15 years and over will travel to San Diego, CA to compete in the California State Games in July each year. Currently we operate at Venice Beach only on Sunday's - This unique Summer camp Weekend runs as a 6-Week Summer Basketball and Life Skills Camp.The H.O.O.P. Summer Camp, California Games, Insurance and Sponsorships are where you can be a tremendous help.