The event benefits the 12 Oaks Foundation.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Register now for the 3-on-3 'Hoops for Hope' basketball tournament at Grayslake North High School on March 16 and 17. The event benefits the 12 Oaks Foundation.
Just in time for March Madness, the 12 Oaks Foundation will host its Third Annual Hoops for Hope tournament March 16 and 17 at Grayslake North High School. Each spring the tournament draws more than 500 basketball players and 100 teams to the court for some 3-on-3 action. Open to all players from fourth-graders through adults, the event raises funds to help children in families coping with cancer and financial hardships. Blood Drive New this year, the friendly competition at Hoops for Hope will also bring about some real bloodshed—off the court, that is. The organizers have teamed up with LifeSource to host a Matt Hupp Memorial Blood Drive on-site during the first day of the tournament, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To donate blood, fans…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Community members, classmates, family and friends turned out for the second annual Matt's Mile & 5K on Oct. 7 in honor of Matt Hupp and to help other families who are also battling cancer.
Matt Hupp, a seventh-grade student at St. Gilbert School in Grayslake, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and lost his battle with the awful disease at age 13. In honor of his love and dedication to sports, Matt's parents, Steve and Julie Hupp, created the 12 Oaks foundation which allows children in families battling cancer to engage in the sports and activities they enjoy. On Oct. 7, the 12 Oaks Foundation sponsored Matt's Mile & 5K at Prarie Crossing. it included a kid's and adult's one mile run and a 5k. Participants included those who knew, loved and were inspired by Matt. Many of his fellow classmates ran in his honor. This event brought the community of St. Gilbert together with other groups and families for a common cause: to fight …