Portland, OR – Warner Pacific College is partnering with Hope4Hoopers on December 3, 2011 to collect athletic shoes for kids in need.
Hope4Hoopers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children of all ages, abilities and experience the opportunity to reach their full potential. They collect athletic shoes (new & used) through various events which are then donated to need-based organizations locally and internationally. Hope4Hoopers strives, through athletics, to create an environment where every child can pursue their dreams.
Hope4Hoopers Founder and President Jared Mace, a 2010 graduate of Warner Pacific College, says, “We are committed to building better athletes, better leaders, and better communities.” Hope4Hoopers began conducting monthly basketball camps to collect athletic shoes of all shapes and sizes. Their lessons to campers cover the fundamentals of basketball, speed and agility, leadership and service.
Their first partnership was with the Cascade Collegiate Conference because of their belief in creating great people, not just great athletes. Each Cascade Conference School has agreed to have an athletic shoe fundraising game once a year. They are the pioneers of this “Playing for Kickz” event. “Hopefully every college in the nation will jump on board so more and more young athletes will have the opportunity to follow their dreams,” says Warner Pacific Athletic Director, Ryan Kaiser.
The Warner Pacific Knights are playing against Eastern Oregon University on December 3, 2011 on Bart Valentine Court at 7:30pm. Instead of traditional entry fees, admission to the game will be granted with a donation of a pair of shoes (new or gently used). All sizes for men and women will be accepted. Every pair of shoes donated enters the donor into a raffle drawing for a H4H shirt, backpack and a signed basketball.
For more information contact:
Jared Mace, Founder and President, Hope4Hoopers 503.662.8319
Ryan Kaiser, Athletic Director, Warner Pacific College 503.517.1261
Dave Haglund, Cascade Collegiate Conference 503.855.3169
Lani E. Faith
Executive Director of Marketing | College Relations
Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215