Hoops for Hope is an event run by Michael and Katherine O'Hanlon, conceived of four years ago their older brother, Tim, and features the Garden City High School/Middle School ChallengerBasketball team. The goal of Hoops for Hope is to help bring attention and fans to the Challenger athletes, and the Challenger program in general.
The event incorporates the entire community: the basketball team, cheerleaders, kick line, high school musicians and various student clubs. Sponsors from all over Garden City (and beyond) support the event, and on game day, there are many volunteers from both the high school and the middle school (a great opportunity for community service hours) assisting with raffles, the bake sale, music, photography, buddies of the Challenger players, and more. Students from the primary schools through the high school attend the event, as do many community members who no longer have children in the schools.
Hoops for Hope has become a big success: the most important part of the event is having the gym full of spectators of every age to watch and cheer for the players and knowing that the Challenger players and their families are excited and proud to be the highlight of the day.
Hoops for Hope is also a charitable event: the proceeds will support I'm Not Done Yet's programs for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors at NYU Langone - Mineola (formerly Winthrop).
$1 per ticket, $20 for 25 tickets!
Contact Liz Menges to purchase tickets if you can't attend - firstname.lastname@example.org
More about I'm Not Done Yet
I’m Not Done Yet was founded in memory of Bobby Menges, an active member of the GCHS Class of 2015, and who died in 2017 after a lifelong battle with cancer. Bobby was an engaged member of the overall community as a fundraiser and an advocate for many causes.
Approximately 90,000 patients ages 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year, and this adolescent and young adult (AYA) demographic has been historically underserved. Bobby observed and lived this during his third and final cancer diagnosis at the age of 18 while a freshman at Duke. The mission of I’m Not Done Yet is to fill that void by funding AYA cancer research, fertility services, peer-to-peer support and connection, adventure experiences, appropriate treatment spaces, and participating in AYA cancer advocacy and education. I’m Not Done Yet is based in Garden City and provides support for local AYA cancer patients and survivors at NYU Langone - Mineola (formerly Winthrop) as well as to patients across the country.
We are determined to continue Bobby's legacy by supporting AYA cancer patients and survivors as they live their lives as fully as possible. We are grateful for your support - we couldn't do it without you!
For more information, visit www.imnotdoneyetfoundation.org EIN: 82-5036779