Everett CC & Hope4Hoopers athletic shoe drive February 25th
Everett, WA – Everett Community is partnering with Hope4Hoopers on February 25th, 2012 to collect athletic shoes for kids in need.
Hope4Hoopers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children of all ages, abilities and experience the opportunity to reach their full potential. They collect athletic shoes (new & used) through various events which are then donated to need-based organizations locally and internationally. Hope4Hoopers strives, through athletics, to create an environment where every child can pursue their dreams.
Hope4Hoopers Founder Jared Mace, a former Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges athlete, is challenging athletes everywhere. “With every pair of shoes we collect, we give hope to another athlete to continue playing sports.”
Their first partnership was with the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Each school in the conference agreed to have an athletic shoe fundraising game once a year. They are the pioneers of this “Playing 4 Kickz” event. “Hopefully every college in the nation will jump on board so more and more young athletes will have the opportunity to follow their dreams,” says Warner Pacific Athletic Director Ryan Kaiser.
Everett CC is playing against Olympic College. The Women’s game will tip off at 4:00pm, with the Men’s game to follow at 6:00pm. Every pair of shoes donated enters the donor into a raffle drawing for t-shirts, a signed team basketball, and other cool prizes! All sizes of men, women, and children’s shoes will be accepted.
“It is a great chance for community members to get to know their local college athletes and role models, have a fun family night, and help other athletes in need” says Co-Founder and former Everett Trojan, Nathan Holthenrichs. A portion of the collected shoes will be donated to need based organizations locally. The remainder will be taken to the Philippines in March, 2012 where they will fix up run down basketball courts, donate the shoes, and conduct a basketball camp for local athletes.
For more information contact:
Jared Mace, Founder and President, Hope4Hoopers 503.662.8319
Nate Holthenrichs, Founder and Vice President, Hope4Hoopers 425.367.7744
Ryan Kaiser, Athletic Director, Warner Pacific College 503.517.1261
Dave Haglund, Cascade Collegiate Conference 503.855.3169 |