About Hoop-Law 2017 Charity Basketball Tournament
Sept 9, 2017 08:00 AM to 6:00 PMLocation
Richmond Olympic Oval
Since its inception in 1995, Hoop-Law has emerged as an annual event eagerly anticipated by the Vancouver legal community. This one day basketball tournament is organized by downtown lawyers and UBC Law students and pits firm against firm, barristers versus solicitors and youth against experience.
The full day of exciting hardwood action is both recreational and competitive and teams battle on the court for top spot and bragging rights.
The real drive at the Hoop-Law Tournament is not to hoop but rather to help children in need who are living in our community. The Hoop-Law Society is a non-profit organization of downtown practitioners which raises funds for local charities. In the past, The Children’s Foundation, NightHoops, Covenant House, and the Vancouver School Board Hot Lunch Program have all been recipients of Hoop-Law funds. In 2017 the designated charities are Night Hoops, the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, CLICK, and SUCCESS.
The Hoop-Law Society would like to thank the players, the sponsors and the numerous UBC Law volunteers who make this annual tournament a huge success. The spirit of this amazing event is a testimony to the heart of those in the Vancouver legal community and we’re confident that by working together we can better the lives of children.
About the Event
Last year, over 250 lawyers from more than 25 law firms along with dozens of law students participated in the Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament to raise over $70,000 from the generous contributions of the Vancouver legal and business communities.
This one-day fundraising event is jointly organized by the Vancouver legal community and UBC law students. Since 1995 we have successfully raised over $1,000,000 to help better the lives of children throughout the Lower Mainland by partnering with the Children’s Foundation, Camp Moomba, Covenant House, the Vancouver School Board Hot Lunch Program and other well-deserving children’s charities.
We plan to involve more lawyers than ever before and expand the number of law firms participating in the tournament in anticipation of moving the tournament to its new home this year at the Richmond Oval. Our goal for 2017 is to raise $100,000 for our valued charities.