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Here is a fun and very worthy event that will appeal to many of you, but you’ll have to act soon. For all of you NCAA basketball fans who “do the bracket”, this event is just for you- and you can play from the comfort of your home!

Hoops For Hannah, now in its 5th year, is organized by the family of Hannah Taylor who passed away at age 32 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Because of her passion for college basketball, Hannah’s  family devised a bracket-based fundraiser to raise money for brain cancer research.

Here’s how it works:

Email On Sunday, the 11th, after the teams are selected, you will receive an invitation and a link to to access the Hoops For Hannah bracket. You will have until noon March 15th to complete your bracket. There is no entry fee, but you are encouraged to make a donation.

Visit the Hoops for Hannah profile for the rest of the details.  

Oh, one more thing. The Taylor family put up a $1,000 first place prize for the winner!


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Nelson Mandela said  “Sport has the power to unite people in a way that little else does”.

Those who have ever taken to the field or the court or the schoolyard to play against others understand. A game played hard and clean with a handshake at the end is a metaphor for life lived well. When that game is played for the purpose of helping others, there are only winners.

Welcome to sportingAcause. Our modest mission is three-fold: first, to promote sports-related fundraisers. They range from golf to wiffleball to softball tournaments, and from triathlons to walkathons. If it’s a sport and it’s raising money for a cause, it’s in. We’ll even include polar plunges- not a sport really, but if folks are willing to jump into winter water for charity, they’re in too.

The second part of our mission is to promote the causes for which those games raise money. They include programs for children at risk, scholarships to deserving teens, research to find cures for diseases, and many, many more. In their aggregate, these sporting events- hundreds of them- with their accompanying fundraising, elevate the quality of life in our tri-state area beyond measure. You will see that here.

The third part of our mission at sportingAcause is to shed light on all of the local businesses who support all of the fundraising efforts all year long. There is a formula in the fundraising world- if businesses sponsor or underwrite your costs, then the rest- entry fees, etc., is profit. Here is the bottom line- without business support, there are no fundraisers. We will do our best to give those businesses the recognition they deserve.

And we can use your help. If you know of an event not listed on our calendars, please let us know- we will include it. If you have a story or a picture or a video reflective of our mission, please send it to us.

The events you see on this website today are only the beginning. New events will be arriving daily, and when school begins in September, many more will be added. The total will ever increase.

Please wander around this site, and let us know what you like about it and what could make it better, because this is your site too.

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