A coalition of volunteers representing ten educational, social, and civic organizations in greater New Britain will host a “tipoff” Press Conference to announce the start of the fundraising drive for the sixth annual Hoops for Homeless three-on-three basketball tournament. The tipoff Press Conference will take place at 66 W. Main St., on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the New Britain Downtown District Office,
This year’s Hoops for Homeless basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, with the goal of raising awareness about the realities of homelessness that many children and families face daily and raising the financial means necessary to end homelessness of children and families in our community. This year’s tournament will be followed by a 10 Mason Dr., New Britain. Brunch Celebration, hosted by University of Cincinnati Women’s Basketball Coach Jamelle Elliott, @ Unity Lodge, The bunch is open to the public for a nominal fee.
There will be a check presentation ceremony at the press conference, announcing the recent gifts from the New Britain Herald, Siracusa, and Zagorsky, Zagorsky, & Galske, PC.
At the press conference, Hoops for Homeless will also announce four new board members: Jessica Hernandez, coordinator of Community Engagement at CCSU, Karoline Wytrykowski, CMHA; Adrian Elliott, New Britain Artists’ Coop; and Shawna Viola, student at CCSU.
Hoops for Homeless is run by a 14-member board of volunteers, representing local non-profit organizations including the Friendship Service Center, Prudence Crandall Center, New Britain Boys and Girls Club, New Britain Public Schools, New Britain Fire Department, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), and the New Britain Downtown District.
Hoops for Homeless is in partnership with the Friendship Service Center of New Britain, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. All donations are tax deductible. All proceeds from this event will be given to local projects that directly address homelessness of children and families in New Britain. Priority will be given to projects that serve to alleviate child homelessness.