Jake Engel Hoops for Hope Foundation
Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai, NY
The Hoops for Hope Barbecue is a community-centered event that raises funds to combat the opioid epidemic on Long Island, NY. So far, over $80,000 has been raised. We donate all of the money to Hope House Ministries, a local non-profit organization that provides care and hope to individuals suffering from addiction. The center of the event is a basketball tournament held at Cedar Beach. There is also a barbecue, raffles, and music. Our purpose is to create a life-affirming, healthy event that people look back on, and look forward to, with the knowledge that we can all come together for a cause greater than ourselves. Addiction is a matter of life and death. Help us choose life.