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Hoops for Hope 2015 – Save the Date!

2014
Come and Hoop it Up to Celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

Sunday – March 15, 2015
10th Annual Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament
McCann Recreation Center at Marist College

Four divisions of play to include ALL skill levels
from “I have never played basketball before but want to join in the fun”
to “I am a competitive baller!”

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary we are also inviting men
to participate in this year’s event!
Men’s games will be played in McCann’s alternative back gym.
Information on men’s divisions to follow.

Spread the word, gather your teams together and
come Hoop it Up for the cause!

Click for details and registration information.

Please contact us at our email address: hoops.milesofhope@gmail.com
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or visit us on the web @ milesofhope.org/old/hoopsforhope



Hoops for Hope Sunday March 16

2014
Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball

The 9th Annual Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Hoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Hoops for Hope allows women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play basketball in a competitive or less challenging arena depending on their choice of division.

Registration is now closed — come cheer on your team!

You can still make a donation to Hoops for Hope. Click the “Donate” button.


If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email hoops.milesofhope@gmail.com

Hoops for Hope March 16

2013
Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball

The 2013 Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Hoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Hoops for Hope allows women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play basketball in a competitive or less challenging arena depending on their choice of division.

Registration has closed.

You can set up your own personal or team fundraising page on Active.com — download the instructions for creating a fundraising page.

You can also make a donation to Hoops for Hope. Click the button below to visit the Hoops for Hope donation page on Active.com.

If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please email Hoops@milesofhope.org/old

Hoops for Hope Photo and Video Contest Winners Announced

2012

The Hoops for Hope tournament was amazing! Thank you everyone!

Six people entered the Hoops for Hope Photo Contest. Click to see all the photos. An impartial jury selected one photo from each set of photos, and posted them in a special photo album on Facebook. Facebook fans voted by “liking” one photo each.

The winning photo was taken by Lindsey Sacco, a Marist College student who will graduate with an undergraduate degree in Public Relations/Advertising this spring. The photo was of our wonderful volunteers at the Miles of Hope merchandise table, and included colorful t-shirt pictures.

Brian Howard volunteered to produced a new Hoops for Hope video. His video was the only submission, so he won the video contest.

Congratulations! Both winners get a “bag of Hope” filled with Miles of Hope merchandise.

March Madness Comes to Dutchess County

2012
Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope Women's Basketball

Come One Come All to the Basketball Event of the Season! You have heard of soccer moms and hockey moms but no one beats basketball moms for their tenacity and competitive spirit!

Saturday, March 10, 2012 marks the day for the 7th annual Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The tournament will be held at Marist College McCann Arena [map] using 10 half courts for 3 on 3 competitions. Forty teams are expected to participate; spectators are welcome.

“The women participating in this tournament range from former UCONN all-stars to moms inspired by their athletic children!” explained Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope. “It is a fun day with everyone benefiting from exercise in the bleak mid-winter. I urge any and all women who are bored with the treadmill at the gym to come play basketball with us and register a team on line at milesofhope.org/old.”

McCann Recreation Center

McCann Recreation Center, Marist College

Foundation Co-Founder Cathy Varunok said: “All of the sports competitions that we sponsor are designed to be a friendly message emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women. Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament in August and this basketball tournament are not about winning or losing but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health.”

Tournament Co-Chairman Shannon Leddy has helped run the tournament since Hoops for Hope honored her mother in 2010. “I have been involved with Miles of Hope since its inception,” Ms. Leddy explained, “but they really stole my heart when they honored my mother, a 25 year breast cancer survivor.”

Maureen Seipp, Tournament Co-Chairman, remembers playing basketball in high school as a highlight of her adolescence: “I always loved basketball and the camaraderie with my teammates and I have missed it since high school. With this tournament we have attracted everyone from former college players to basketball moms who are tired of sitting on the sidelines. Most have a connection to breast cancer and they are either playing in honor or memory of a loved one or friend.”

Each year Hoops for Hope is dedicated to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of our event. This year’s Honoree is 12 year breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer, Cathi DeLeon. Cathi lives in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange with her husband Raoul. She has 2 grown children. When she is not running the concession stand at Hoops for Hope or captaining the Breast Cancer Boat at the Dragon Boat races every summer at Peekskill Days Celebration, or helping at other Miles of Hope events, she works at the Vail Farm Elementary School in the Arlington Central School District as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal.

Details of Hoops for Hope 2012 can be found on the Miles of Hope website.

Hoops for Hope March 10

2012

Cathi DeLeonHoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie [map].

Register a Team Online | Register a Team on Paper | Join a Team | Donate to the Event | Advertise | Sponsor the Event | Volunteer | email Hoopsforhope@optonline.net

Each year Hoops for Hope is dedicated to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of our event. This year’s Honoree is 12 year breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer, Cathi DeLeon. Cathi lives in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange with her husband Raul. She has two grown children. When she is not running the concession stand at Hoops for Hope or captaining the Breast Cancer Boat at the Dragon Boat races every summer at Peekskill Days Celebration, or helping at other Miles of Hope events, she works at the Vail Farm Elementary School in the Arlington Central School District as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal.

Vote for Our Spirit of Dutchess Award Nominees

2011

Support 3 Fantastic Miles of Hope Volunteers

Each year, the United Way of Dutchess County sponsors the Spirit of Dutchess Award honoring volunteers in the county.

Spirit of Dutchess Nominees 2011This year we have three Miles of Hope nominees to vote for.

Note: Only one vote per email address.

Click to vote on the Spirit of Dutchess website or use the link below:
http://www.spiritofdutchess.org/nominees.php?tt=yy&category=All&start=10

Click on one of our the nominees:

  • Lisa Arnoff, Chairman of the Annual Spring Brunch
  • Maureen Seipp, Chairman of Hoops for Hope Womens Basketball Tournament, or
  • Mary Schanz, Chairman of Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament

Thank you for helping out!

Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament Raises $ for Local Charity

2011
Hoope for Hope Logo

Click the image above to see photos from Hoops for Hope 2011!

The Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball Tournament at Marist College raised over $40,000 for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. With 48 teams and 500 players it was the biggest tournament of its kind in the area. 500 spectators came to watch their moms, sisters, daughters and friends as the competition was fierce and friendly all at the same time. Live Action was covered on channel 18 local cable news.

The annual tournament allows women of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play basketball in a competitive or less challenging arena depending on their choice of division.

“We had former high school and college players as well as women who haven’t played in years competing this year,” explained Maureen Seipp, Chairman of the event. “We accommodate all levels and abilities — everyone can play and have a good time,” she added

“Hoops helps us highlight the importance of exercise and staying in shape as good for the body and the mind. Friendly competition of this type is a natural stress reliever. Everyone smiles on the court no matter how spirited and that makes the whole day fun and rewarding,” said Cathy Varunok, Foundation Co-Founder.

This year’s tournament was dedicated to sisters Lisa DeCicco and Gina DeCicco Salituro. “We honored Lisa in her triumph as we remember a source of her strength and inspiration, her sister Gina. We are recognizing two wives, mothers, daughters, friends, sisters,” explained Maureen Seipp, Tournament Chairman.

The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a 501-c-3 non-profit public charity with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, NY.

Hoops for Hope March 13 – Register Now!

2011

Hoops for Hope LogoHoops for Hope is the annual 3 on 3 women’s charity basketball tournament that raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the McCann Recreation Center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie [map].

Registration is underway.  You can register your team now on Active.

You can put a Spirit Ad in the program using our donation form on Active.com.

We are challenging each team to publicize the team fundraising page that is set up automatically during registration. If you email your fundraising page  link to your friends and families, they can securely make a donation right online.

Hoops 2011 HonoreesThis year’s Hoops for Hope Event will be uniquely dedicated to sisters Lisa DeCicco and Gina DeCicco Salituro. We will honor Lisa in her triumph as we remember a source of her strength and inspiration, her sister Gina. We are recognizing two wives, mothers, daughters, friends, sisters.

Anyone who ever met Gina was immediately drawn to her effervescent personality. Gina fought cancer everyday but she never let it win over her life. With her positive attitude and endearing laugh, she lived every day bravely and taught us the power of positive thinking. She was a friend unlike any other. Sadly, she passed in May of 2008. Aunt Lisa, as she is affectionately known, is a special, trusted friend, an everyday role model for many. She has stepped into the lives of Gina’s children with love and memories while continuing to teach them the importance of celebrating the joys of life. Her zest for living is evident in all that she does. Not only is Lisa special to her friends and family, but she is well respected and admired by her colleagues. Lisa has spent her career serving the YWCA where she presently holds the position of VP of Operations Administration & H.R.

These are two extraordinary women, both diagnosed with breast cancer and both battled courageously. Two remarkable lives. Two true role models in the fight against Breast Cancer. We are so happy to have the opportunity to celebrate their lives with you.

Register a Team Online | Register a Team on Paper | Join a Team | Donate to the Event | Advertise | Sponsor the Event | Volunteer | email Hoopsforhope@optonline.net

Hoops for Hope March 13

2010

Hoops for HopeSave the date:

Sunday March 13, 2011

Our 6th Annual Hoops for Hope Womens Basketball Tournament

Attention:

  • We are accepting nominations for the 2011 honoree. Email us at hoopsforhope@optonline.net
  • We will be printing a “Spirit” book for the event and would love for you to share your thoughts, experiences, memories and cheers with all of our participants.
  • You can register your team now on Active.
  • We are challenging each team to publicize the team fundraising page that is set up automatically during registration. If you email your fundraising page  link to your friends and families, they can securely make a donation right online.

Thanks for your continued support,
The Hoops for Hope Committee

P.S. Click to see the Hoops for Hope 2011 event on Facebook