A Season of Giving
It’s the most wonderful time of year. For many of us, the month leading up to the New Year is a cherished time for winter cheer, holidays, eating far too many cookies, and spending time with our families, perhaps curled up watching from the multitude of options available during Christmas Hoops. Each Christmas, our LA Hoops family reminds us again and again, that the season is far more than a time for consumption, but a time for expressing gratitude, giving, and spreading cheer that reaches far beyond the court. Again this year, the Hoopbus, aided by our team of Christmas Elves, transformed into the Hoopsleigh – the ultimate vehicle to empower a season of giving.
The mission of the Hoopsleigh is to give kids whose families are struggling the Christmas they deserve. Doing our bit to give back, we work with our partners, network and sponsors to organize toy drives and bring the Hoopsleigh to community events to disburse presents!
The 2nd Annual Hoopbus Christmas Toy Drive
In our 2nd annual Christmas Toy Drive with our friends at SRGNStudios, Veniceball assisted in presenting a fundraiser and toy drive which supported our efforts to provide toys to over 4,000 kids in LA and Chicago this holiday season. The event featured a celebrity 5v5 game, a 1v1 Grinch vs Santa battle, an open 3 point competition, dunk show, and raffle. The event was made possible by all the incredible guests who came out and supported, players who participated, and staff who planned and organized an event which garnered more than 300 toys. Special thanks to our presenting partner Timeless for their endless support which impacted kids directly at every stop along the way, as well as additional partners Juneshine, Yerbamate, Liquid Death, and Anheuser-Busch who assisted in enhancing the experience for our guests.