Alley Oop Kids

Brothers Shay and Rishan Patel had been dreaming of throwing a three point contest fundraiser after watching the NBA version year after year. This year they made it happens as Alley-Oop Kids has been growing and thinking of really fun, kid-centric ways to fundraise.

This past Sunday, Jan 6, Alley-Oop Kids and co-sponsor, SportsHouse, threw the first annual 3 Point Shootout fundraiser. With over 50 participants, ages 6 to 50+, nearly $4000 was raised to put towards future projects, all helping under served kids get great sports gear and experiences.

It was a great community event with 20+ volunteers from Menlo School, Team Esface, and the local community. After three rounds of shooting, winners were announced in the under 14 and 14 & up categories.

Alley-Oop Kids has grown over the years from a single project led by then 11-year-old Shay Patel to an organization that has helped over 800 kids locally and internationally and raised over $20,000. With a newly-appointed board, which includes Stanford basketball coach Tara VanDerveer and pending 501(c)3 status, Shay and Rishan hope to keep growing and spreading the love for sport to all kids.

Photos by Sreel, via Alley Oops Kids

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