The annual Hoops of Hoop fundraiser organized by Menlo Park resident Rich Branning is taking place at the Menl0-Atherton gym today through 1:00 pm. When we stopped by participants were involved in a shoot out. Two teams were competing to see who could shoot the most free throws within a five minute period. When the buzzer sounded, it was close with one team edging the other, 224 to 215.
Hoops of Hope is the world’s largest free-throw marathon. Similar to a walk-a-thon, participants raise awareness and funds for children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS by shooting free throws. 100% of all funds raised go directly to care for orphan children in highly affected areas.