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Kicks 4 Kids Charity Basketball Tournament

Courtesy of Hamptons.com:

East Hampton – Ross High School senior Brandon Pettaway, with the help of Ross teacher Garrett Cutler, will host a three-on-three charity basketball tournament in the Ross School Gymnasium on Saturday November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by Kicks 4 Kids, a group Brandon organized for his Ross Senior Project. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hoops For Hope, a non-profit organization that helps provide sneakers for children in need in Africa. Donations of gently used sneakers will be collected at the event for distribution to children in Africa.

The Kicks 4 Kids event will start at 10 a.m. sharp with a short PowerPoint presentation about the children helped by Hoops for Hope. There will be 50/50 raffles, and Half-Court and Foul Shooting contests. The tournament will be a single game elimination bracket and will award prizes for first and second place. Refreshments will be served.

Brandon was inspired to organize Kicks 4 Kids after a trip to Tanzania his sophomore year. Seeing children playing basketball in the dirt with no shoes moved him. He teamed up with the Hoops for Hope organization with the goal of giving children in Africa the opportunity to own properly fitting sports footwear.

The tournament is open is open to public. There is a $30 entrance fee for all teams and a $5 entrance fee for spectators. Registration will take place at the door. To pre-register and for more information contact Brandon Pettaway at bpettaway11@ross.org or call 631-655-1655.

The Senior Project is the culmination of a student’s learning experience at Ross School. Students embody their passions through a process and product that integrates such Ross School principles as multiple intelligences, cultural and historical context, personal reflection, application of technology and pursuit of excellence. At the conclusion of the Senior Project, students should have deeper insight into themselves as learners and producers.

  • Siyabonga Max

    Hoops for Hope is good  non profit -organisation