Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope youth basketball tournament

Event Details

Date: March 18 - March 20, 2010

Location: Augustana Elmen Center (corner of 33rd Street and Grange)

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The 14th edition of the Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope basketball tournament is scheduled for March 19-21 at the Elmen Center.

Approximately 70 boys and girls teams fourth thru ninth grade have registered for the event. Fifty percent of the admission fee benefits a local agency like the Food Pantry as well as an overseas organization like World Vision. Proceeds also go to the Elmen Center Recreational Services Department to pay for non-work study staff, weight room equipment, and operational costs throughout the year.

“We believe that we have been blessed and we have an opportunity to bless others through something as simple as basketball,” said Carmen Hecht, a member of the organizing committee.

A half-hour break on Sunday features a talk by Rick Nielson, president of Blueprint for Life. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring Nielsen’s appearance.

In 2006, the Food Pantry received 2,500 pounds of food and the next year received $1,200 in addition to 1,400 pounds of food. In 2008, the local agency received $3,100, and last year $2,800 was split between the Food Pantry and World Vision.

Admission is $2 on Friday, and $4 and $2 on Saturday/Sunday.

For more information, contact Mark Hecht, 605.274.4310.