Today my son, Bransen, is participating in an amazing event called Hoops of Hope, and we need your help.
I know that we don't usually talk about stuff like this. We're usually all fired up about kids that don't have books, or libraries that are shutting down. But sometimes we forget that while those are important causes, there are children in the world who not only don't have books, but don't have schools. Children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS. Children who aren't receiving the medical treatment they need to survive. Children who need an education so that the spread of this disease can be stopped.
Hoops of Hope is about kids who have been blessed with so much giving back to kids who have been given so little. 100% of the money raised goes towards helping orphaned children in Africa. Every kid who signs up agrees to shoot 500 (250 for younger kids) free throws at the event and raise sponsorship money for doing so.
Guys, Bransen is so excited about this. He's not a basketball player, but he's been out practicing free-throws almost every day, preparing for this event.
If you would like to help sponsor Bransen, you can do so here. If you'd like more information about Hoops of Hope you can find it here.