About Hoop-Law 2023 Charity Basketball Tournament
Sept 9, 2023 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 2023 the designated charities are Night Hoops, the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, Aboriginal HIPPY- Mothers Matter Centre, and the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise Foundation.
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 $115,000 from the generous contributions of the Vancouver legal and business communities. Our goal for 2023 is to raise $130,000 for our valued charities.
This one-day fundraising event is jointly organized by the Vancouver legal community and UBC law students. Since 1995 we have successfully raised over $1.1 million to help better the lives of children throughout the Lower Mainland. Proceeds from the 2022 tournament went to four worthy youth focussed charitable organizations: the Night Hoops Basketball Society, an organization focused on providing basketball and life-skills as a positive extra-circular activity for disadvantaged youth; the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, a charity which provides important services for children with hearing impairment; Aboriginal HIPPY - Mothers Matter Centre, a local organization that fosters and promotes the traditional role of aboriginal mothers and caregivers to guide, mentor and educate their communities' children; and Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise Foundation, a local service program that partners with the Strathcona Community Centre Association and local media in organizing an annual “Hoop-a-Thon” even to help fund a basketball leadership program for inner-city at-risk youth members.