Hoops of Hope

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.

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Hoops of Hope event raises over $6000

Fifty participants shot 7,200 free throws, raising over $6,000, at the local Hoops of Hope held on April 2 at Menlo-Atherton High School, reports event organizer Rich Branning. The money helps children orphaned by AIDs in Zambia. The current round of fundraising will be used to build staff housing and a computer lab, “enriching the […]

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Hoops of Hope shoot-a-thon scheduled for April 2

A local Hoops of Hope shoot-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Menlo-Atherton High School’s basketball gym. To participate, contact Rich Branning at [email protected] An estimated 20,000 participants nationwide will shoot free throws this year to raise awareness and funds for children severely affected by the HIV and […]

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