Hoop Dreams is pleased to announce that we have reached a goal in our mission. We had set out to inspire our youth in the city of Saint John to volunteer their time and give back to those in need. It is with great pleasure that we announce Tai Mitchell oldest daughter of Hoop Dreams founder and event organizer Scott Mitchell has started her own of what she plans to be annual fundraiser. Tai organized and launched the first ever Bake for Baskets fundraiser held on March 30th, 2017 at Bayside Middle School. Tai at only age 12 along with several of her 6th grade classmates and one of her teachers put in hours of hard work and dedication to pull off a very successful event raising $263.50. This is a huge accomplishment for this young group of volunteers and a true testament towards our mission to inspire our youth to give back to those in need. The Bake for Baskets crew have generously donated all proceeds towards Hoop Dreams to help with our expense budget for the 2017 event. Tai is very proud to report that she plans to host this as an annual event. WAY TO GO TAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to Hoop Dreams – Thank you for taking the time to visit our brand new website. We are excited to announce our launch and the return of Hoop Dreams to the port city on Saturday September 30th, 2017 at our new home Exhibition Park in the building where Rhoda’s Flea Market is held. With this expansion we growing this event on many levels. We will now have 8 courts instead of 4, we have opened the age limit to ages 8-18 and we will host upwards of 80 teams for this event.
Hoopdreams.ca will be your one stop shop for news and information regarding Hoop Dreams. You can register your team here, make a donation, become a volunteer or drop us a quick line to tell us how we’re doing. This site will also grow in the coming months. We will be offering Hoop Dreams pre-sale merchandise, opportunities for teams to share their challenge to any division to show how they will become a Hoop Dreams champion.
We have also added the opportunity for teams to do some additional fundraising to help out our cause. Through pledges, you can raise some very important funds to children in need of our help. We will have an award for the top fundraising team, so once you register – get out there and show the world why Hoop Dreams is important for these children in need.
As this website begins to take shape, we will keep you informed of our changes. We plan to highlight donors and our volunteers, offer contests and share some of the exciting things that the Children’s Wish Foundation are doing not only with the help of our event but other events supporting the foundation.
Sponsors!!!!! Want to help us make this the most successful event this city has ever seen? We need your help. We offer some wonderful perks to becoming a supporter of Hoop Dreams.
Feel free to take a tour of the new website and if you have any comments, concerns or feedback please let us know. We’ll see you in September!!!!!!
On March 31st, 2017 our mission finally came to light where we saw a young future philanthropist follow in our footsteps and help out those in need. Tai Mitchell – Daughter of Hoop Dreams Organizer / Founder Scott Mitchell decided to help old Dad out with his event expenses by developing a fundraiser of her own. Bake for Baskets was born and Tai went straight to work building a crew of caring and helpful classmates to volunteer for the first of what she will plan to host as an annual bake sale to raise funds for the Hoop Dreams event. Tai and the ladies of Bayside Middle School along with one of their favorite teachers successfully raised $263.50 to donate to Hoop Dreams, and we couldn’t be any more grateful for their contribution and their support. Most of all, they got our message – They can help other people at any age through any way they choose and thus started the addiction to giving and philanthropy. We want to congratulate the Bake for Baskets crew: Natalie London, Megan Hanley, Lindsay Moore, Tiffany Lowell, Ellie May, Regan Clark, Oliva Lydon, Victoria Robertson, Emma Coakley, Mme Sylvie Schofield and especially Tai Mitchell for organizing the event and taking on such a high amount of responsibility to lead to it’s success. Great job Tai and everyone involved!!!!
Bake for Baskets Crew photo from Left to Right:
Natalie London, Megan Hanley, Lindsay Moore, Tai Mitchell (Organizer), Tiffany Lowell, Ellie May, Regan Clark, Oliva Lydon, Victoria Robertson, Emma Coakley, Mme Sylvie Schofield
On Saturday March 11th, 2017 we held the first fundraising event for this year’s Hoop Dreams and incorporated hockey into the mix. The first (of now what will be annual) Hoop Dreams 4 on 4 ball hockey fundraiser tournament showcased an amazing day full of talent and some strong competition. At the end of the day, we are proud to announce the winners “The Soup-A-Stars” as our first champions of the event pictured here… with organizer Scott Mitchell. With that said we raised $800 towards Hoop Dreams 2017 which we will add includes a $100 donation from our winning team. Huge thanks goes out to the Soup-A-Stars for their generous donation and all of the teams who participated in this event! Also Huge Thanks goes to Jack Robichaud and the Boys and Girls club for hosting our event, Frankie Bordage and Mike Stuart for officiating and running our clock and Hoop Dreams own Kari Mitchell for handling registrations. Thank You All!!!!!
Soup-A-Stars (wearing Green)
Back Row – Paul Higgins, Chris Arsenau, Aaron Earle, Gary Crossman, Dan Backa, Scott Mitchell (Organizer of the Event)
Front Row – Matt Morehouse, Jonathan Bradbin (Goalie – Team Captain), Matt Curran
Missing: Andrew Stewart