We’ve got some brand new hoops that were recently put up in Cape Town! Check out the pictures below; one of the builders of the court (right to left: Phiko, Simphiwe and Thabo), a picture of half court, and picture of the hoop!
Two 17 year old High School students from Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Jason Woolf and Ross Eisenberg, have made a difference in the lives of the youths who live in Philippi and Nyanga communities. Jason and Ross, through fundraising in their community, managed to raise over US $1000 which they, having spent time in the communities, chose to specifically make an impact by utilizing the funds to build a hoop in Acacia Park.
This park is found in Philippi were Hoops 4 Hope runs its programs. It is a court found right in the heart of the community making it easily accessible to all the youth. The Acacia court was in dire need of repair as only one hoop remained making coaching a challenging task.
With the money Jason and Ross raised, Hoops 4 Hope was able to build a second hoop and repaint the boundary lines of the court. This was such a blessing for the home team CNP Thunders, which is a local community team that was start by Thabo Matorola, a Hoops 4 Hope All-Star. CNP Thunder has at least eight players who are Hoops 4 Hope MVPs. Today, the Acacia Park court is a place of refuge and community for the player and youth in and around Philippi.
Hoops 4 Hope would like to acknowledge and thank Jason and his mother Jenny, and Ross and his mother Amy, for the effort they made in fundraising. Your efforts have impacted a community.