Hoops For Hope – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to Benefit The ALS Association

Just a Reminder:

The 2nd Annual Hoops For Hope 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is going down this Saturday, August 28th in Toms River, NJ. All proceeds from the event go to The ALS Association – Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Come on out, support a great cause and dust off those Bball kicks. If you haven’t already sent in your registration there’s no need to worry. Sign up will be allowed on the day of. Just make sure you show up around 9 am since the games will be starting close to 10am.

There will also be a 3 point contest with some cool prizes to give away. You don’t have to register for that. Just bring 5 bucks and your jumpshot. For people like Lives “The Chucker” and Limp Wristed O & B, you can participate several times, as long as you shell out the mula.

To find out more about ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease take a gander here .

Some of you might be wondering, “Why is Aaron involved with the ALS Association?” The answer to your query is William “Poppy” Johnson, my grandfather. He was diagnosed with the disease and quickly passed away shortly after the diagnosis. He was always active, tossing the football, tending his garden or shooting hoops with his kids and grandkids. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis made it impossible for him to fully enjoy his life. He went from walking fine on his own, to using a cane, to depending on a wheelchair, and finally bed ridden in just about a year’s time. This was a very troubling time for our family but we’ve bonded together by rallying around The ALS Association and their many different fundraising events. The Hope of one day finding a cure for this disease is what keeps us going. Maybe another family won’t have to lose a loved one the way we lost Poppy.

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If anyone has any questions regarding the tournament please feel free to contact me at hoopsforhope@msn.com or on our facebook page www.facebook.com/hoopsforhope  Thank you so much and I hope to see some of you on the courts.

 

Aaron Hodges