The Fourth Annual Salvation Army Hoop Heroes basketball game between the Glendale Firefighters and Glendale Police will take place on April 6. Prior to that game, the Glendale Sunrise Rotarians will play against the Glendale Noon Kiwanis Club. 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 afterschool program The Zone. The program is designed for kids ages 8 to 13. One of The Zone’s programs, DORA – Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment – helps kids achieve higher literacy rates. In addition, kids can get homework help and have a safe place to go after school Monday through Friday. The Zone program also has courses that teach manners and etiquette, plus there is a good sportsmanship workshop.
Tickets for the event are only $5 and attendees are asked to bring a can of food for the Salvation Army food pantry. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for chances to win some great prizes.
Event co-chair Rick Dinger said, “This has become a great Glendale tradition, the event continues to grow and benefit the youth in our community.”
He added, “We will have free raffle tickets, a DJ, cheerleaders and a halftime half court shoot out where five lucky attendees will have a chance to win $500.”
For more information, call Rick Dinger at (818) 414-2758.