March 22-23: Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Basketball Tourney
Sixty area boys' and girls' basketball teams from fourth grade through ninth grade will shoot hoops for a good cause at the 18th annual Fighting Hunger & Feeding Hope Basketball Tournament, set for March 22-23 at the Elmen Center.
A portion of the admission fee benefits local agencies, such as Feeding South Dakota, and international aid organizations such as World Vision. Proceeds will 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.
“Since 2006, the Fighting Hunger & Feeding Hope Basketball Tournament has raised nearly $20,000 for nonprofit organizations. Augustana is proud to be part of this tremendous event which instills a sense of responsibility in our children and raises money for those in need,” said Carmen Hecht, a member of the organizing committee.
At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Ty Dannenbring, a chaplain for the South Dakota Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will speak. Dannenbring joined the FCA staff as the Sioux Falls Area Representative in 2013. Prior to that, he was the student leader of FCA in college (Lenoir-Rhyne University), completed a summer internship with FCA Golf and served on staff part-time in Hickory, N.C. He is grateful to combine his love for Jesus and sport. He enjoys serving players and coaches through weekly Coaches Bible studies, campus huddles and team visits at the University of Sioux Falls, Augustana College and other local high schools and middle schools.
The cost for the two-day tournament pass is $6 for adults and $3 for children (grades K-12) and seniors.
For more information, contact Mark Hecht at 605.274.4310.