march, 2018

11mar8:30 am- 3:00 pmHoops for HopeA 3 on 3 charity basketball tournament with a mission to raise funds for the Foundation

Event Details


Sunday, March 11, 2018

At McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie

About Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope is a 3 on 3 women’s and men’s charity basketball tournament with a mission to raise funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. There are competitive and non-competitive divisions.

Minimum team size is 3 players. Registration fee is $200. The registration fee covers up to 6 players; the fee for additional players is $25 each. Registration closes March 2, 2018. Register by Friday February 16 and receive an early registration discount of $25 and a free t-shirt for every player.

After you have registered you can fundraise as a team or individual using the Paypal buttons below. This is a wonderful opportunity and simple way to generate support through donations.

Day of registration in the lobby of the McCann center will open at 8:00 am.  Games begin at 9:00 am.


Dribble and Shoot 
- Little to no basketball experience. Expectation of no contact.

 – Athletic with some skills, basketball or otherwise. Some contact expected.

Junior Varsity
 – Have played basketball competitively, and still have some game.

 – The most competitive division. “BALLERS” with high skill level.


Men’s teams will be divided as needed. Please provide requested information on the registration page. Captains will be contacted if necessary upon creation of brackets.


Your support is critical to the on-going success of this foundation. You can sponsor this event online and/or make a donation on behalf of a team or individual.

Use the button below to enter your own amount at checkout:

In Memory/In Honor Program Listings

Please consider sponsoring a listing in the program book in memory or in honor of someone. First listing (single line): $100, additional listings $25 each. In the text box below, please enter the listing(s) as you would like to see them in the program.

Deadline for ads is March 2nd.

Listing Size
Enter program listing names


We want to give companies the opportunity to be a special part of this event. Your support is critical to the continued success of this foundation.

“Slam Dunk” Tournament Sponsor $1,500.00 – Pre-event and Day-of Publicity (including press releases, e-blasts to MOH’s email list of over 500 names, multi-media promotion); Sleeve Sponsor on Event T-Shirt; Full Page Ad on Event Program jacket; (1) Table at event for signage/promotion/literature; Opportunity to put give-away in Team Bags.

“Court” Sponsor $300.00 – Courtside Sign (provided by Miles of Hope) with name; Listing on Court Sponsor Page in Event Program.

Deadline for ads is March 1st.

Sponsorship Level

Advertise in the Program Book

All ads must be submitted as camera ready artwork (pdf or jpg file formats preferred.) Please email all artwork to

Full Page – (4 7/8” w x 7 7/8” h) $200.00

½ Page – (4 7/8” w x 3 7/8” h)    $100.00
¼ Page (Business Card) – (4 7/8” w x 2 1/8” h) $50.00

Deadline for ads is March 1st.

Ad Type

Meet Our 2017 Honoree

Maria Lewis was born and raised in New Jersey and now resides with her husband, Brian and her beloved daughters, Sophia, 11 and Olivia, 8 years old in New Windsor, Orange County, NY.

Maria worked as a video editor and then part-time at Weight Watchers while raising her girls. She then became a certified Teaching Assistant with the Washingtonville Central School District where she is currently on leave from.

After finding a lump during a self-exam, Maria was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in 2013 at age 39. She has no family history and all genetic testing show no mutations.  Maria chose to have a bilateral mastectomy at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern due to the size of her tumor and lymph node involvement. After months of chemotherapy and radiation, she got back to her love of cooking and being physically active, even running local 5K races!

Maria is grateful to have received a $1000 grant from Miles of Hope in 2013 to help with her medical costs at the time.

In 2016, after not feeling well, Maria’s onocologist at Goshen Medical Center diagnosed Maria with with Stage IV breast cancer which had metastasized to her hip and spine. She had since gone through more chemo and radiation and had hip replacement surgery in Dec. 2016 at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  The oncologists at MSK are working closely with her local oncologist in finding the best course of treatment.  She is currently on an oral chemo for what has been identified as “triple negative” breast cancer.

For Maria, the support of family and friends has been priceless, particularly that of her husband and daughters as well as her mom and mother-in-law… and her dogs!

Maria believes in hope and says, “Just when I start to think that it’s too hard and I won’t survive, I somehow get back up.  I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I just do. That is hope.  Otherwise, why bother?”

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email


(Sunday) 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


McCann Recreation Center at Marist College