The 5th Annual Salvation Army Hoop Heroes Basketball Game between the Glendale firefighters and Glendale police department will take place on April 12. Prior to that game, the Glendale Sunrise Rotarians will play against the Glendale Noon Kiwanis. Tip off will be at 3 p.m., and the games will be held at the Glendale High School gymnasium.
The event benefits the Salvation Army after school program The Zone designed for kids ages 8 to 13. One component of The Zone is DORA (Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment), a program that helps kids achieve higher literacy rates. Students can get homework help as well while having a safe place to go after school Monday through Friday. The Zone program also has various practical courses such as good sportsmanship, manners and etiquette.
Tickets for the Hoop Heroes event are only $5 and attendees are also asked to bring in a can of food for the Salvation Army food pantry. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for chances to win some great prizes including free airfare to Las Vegas courtesy of Montrose Travel.
“This year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year!” said event co-chair Rick Dinger. “We will have the cheerleaders, a DJ plus at half time a half court shoot out when five lucky attendees will have a chance to win $500.”
The Glendale High School gym is located at 1440 Broadway Ave. in Glendale.