SOURCE: Hoops for Hospitals

March 05, 2010 11:45 ET

Hoops for Hospitals Announces 2010 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 20th

All Proceeds From the Tournament Will Benefit Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego

LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) -  Hoops for Hospitals, a grassroots organization consisting of volunteer board members focused on recruiting teams for a double elimination 3-on-3 basketball tournament in San Diego, is pleased to announce this year's tournament will take place on Saturday, March 20th from 9am-3pm. The event will take place at RIMAC Arena, a world-class facility in La Jolla, CA.

100% of the $400 team registration fee will go directly to benefit Rady Children's Hospital Foundation. Rady Children's Hospital is the only designated pediatric trauma center in the San Diego region dedicated solely to pediatric care. The goal of Rady Children's Hospital is to help create a region where all children go to school healthy and ready to learn how to be productive, responsible citizens.

"We are very excited for this year's basketball tournament, and for everything it stands for," said Brey Jones, a board member for Hoops for Hospitals. "Not only will all proceeds go to an amazing cause, but the event itself will be fun and played in a great facility. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved."

The 2009 tournament featured 50 participants on 15 teams. For this year's tournament, organizers are expecting over 100 participants on more than 35 teams, and hoping to raise at least $15,000 for the Rady Children's Hospital Foundation.

"This event would not be possible if it weren't for the companies that put up $400 for their employees to participate in this event," said Garr Stephenson, another board member of Hoops for Hospitals. "We owe a tremendous amount of thanks to them for their contributions."

In addition to finding individual teams to compete in the basketball tournament, Hoops for Hospitals is in search of a corporate sponsor to headline the event.

Further information and registration details can be found at http://www.hoopsforhospitals.com.

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