Thank you for your generous supportof the 2016 Hoop Law Tournament

Hoop Law 2016 Tournament Recap

With your generous support, the Hoop Law Society is pleased to announce over $70,000 was raised in support of Night Hoops, the Children Hearing and Speech Centre of B.C. (CHSC), and Challenger Baseball (LMCB).

The powerful experiences shared by representatives of each of the charities at the lunch time presentation remind us all of the impact this tournament has on the local community.

We are grateful to Chad Cowles and his team at Night Hoops for the ongoing work they do with at-risk youth. Beth Hardy introduced us to Alisha Kalia and Hania Zemojtel, who each gave us a glimpse of how opportunities they never thought were possible were suddenly attainable with the support of CHSC. Lastly, we were pleased to hear from Kimberly MacAulay, the coordinator of this year’s new supported charity, LMCB.

Tournament Photos:

Top Firm Fundraisers
1st Place: Clark Wilson ($10,820)
2nd Place: Blakes ($4,325)
3rd Place: McMillan ($2,629)

Winner of the Adam Albright award for the top individual fundraiser: Kevin Macdonald -coaching the Clark Wilson competitive team ($5,100)

Winner of the ZSA Championship Trophy for the Competitive Division:  Ministers of the Court (the Crown)
Winner of the Wally Oppal Most Valuable Player in the Competitive Division: Erik Albrecher, Ministers of the Court
Winner of the ZSA Championship Trophy for the Recreational Division: Bull Housser & Tupper
Winner of the Wally Oppal Most Valuable Players in the Recreational Division: Ashley Smith and Leigh Stansfield, Bull Housser & Tupper
Winner of the Rob Collins Spirit Award: Peter Rubin et al, Blake’s.  

The Rob Collins Spirit Award
The Rob Collins Spirit Award is awarded each year to a person who has made a great and lasting contribution to Hoop Law over time; whether as a volunteer, a board member, donor, fundraiser, or all of the above! It is named for Rob Collins, a partner at Blakes who donated generously to Hoop Law and flew out from Toronto to play in and watch Hoop Law for many years.  
This year, we are pleased to finally formally recognize Peter Rubin, one of the earliest members of the Hoop Law Society.  Beginning as a student volunteer during his time at UBC, and upon getting called to the bar, Peter tirelessly served on the board for many years.  We are particularly grateful for his efforts during the later years of his service in mentoring the next generation of board members, some of whom still serve today.

Sponsors, Hosts and Distinguished Guests
We also want to convey our appreciation to our numerous and wonderful sponsors, particularly our signature sponsor, Indochino, whose contributions make this tournament so successful and rewarding for the charities and participants.
As always, we are grateful to our tournament host, Vancouver College, and our after-party host, Butcher and Bullock.
Thank you to the Honourable Wally Opal, Q.C., and the Honourable Suzanne Anton, our Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, for attending and speaking at the tournament.   Their speeches perhaps inspired the Crown team, Ministers of the Court, who went on to win the tournament!

The efforts of our UBC Law volunteers, particularly Mischa Smolkin, Brandon Manhas, Elise Kohno, and Graeme Austin is also greatly appreciated.  They coordinated and led the volunteers and organized one of the best after-parties in recent memory.

Next Year
We look forward to seeing you again at next year's tournament! We are excited to announce that next year’s tournament will be held at the state-of-the-art Richmond Olympic Oval. We expect the tournament to continue growing in size, and look forward to developing this into a can’t-miss event for the legal community and the local Richmond community with your support.

Start your training for Hoop Law 2017 today!  Stay tuned for more details.

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