Hoops 4 Hope will be holding a fundraiser at the Kazickas family home in Amagansett on Sunday to support the East Hampton based nonprofit's mission to creates safe spaces for children in Zimbabwe and South Africa to learn and grow.
Hoops 4 Hope introduces basketball and other
sports to rural communities and as means of teaching social skills and skills for life.
“We are all about Ubuntu, with so many people
chipping in to play their part here and in
Africa to better the lives of children," Hoops 4 Hopes director Mark Crendall said.
Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to
"human kindness," has come to be synonymous with humanism throughout
South Africa. In its purest sense, Ubuntu is about recognizing and sharing in
a sense of humanity with other people.
Co-hosted by Melissa Thomas and David Koepp, admission to Sunday's benefit is $150, but children under 12 are admitted for free. There will be outdoor games such as mini-golf provided by Khan’s Sports and live music by Zimbabwean Levy Mwanza and his All Stars on marimbas and drums.
Cocktails, food and silent auction items are all donated by local businesses,
including: Balsam Farm, Quail
Hill Farm, Amber Waves Farm, La Brisa de Tacombi, Stuart's Seafood Market, Tory
Burch, Meeting House Restaurant, East Hampton Sports Camp, Lucy's Whey,
Sportime, Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone, Ganeaux, Lazy Point, James
Colarusso, Naturopathica, Jack's Stir Brew, Mary's Marvelous, Jennifer Desmond,
Lincoln Mayne, Levy Mwanza, Love Adorned, Sweet Tauk, Crossroads, Simply
Sublime, Sneakerology, The Palm, Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett Seafood
,Vinnie's Barber Shop, Hampton Chutney, The Tackle Shop, Turpan, Mandala Yoga,
Robert's Restaurant, and Khanh’s
Additionally, local artists Sydney Albertini, Scott Bluedorn, Perry Burns, Ellen Coven, Mark Crandall, Anne Fristoe, Lisa Maxwell, Nika Nesgoda, Dan Resnick, Lewis Saul, Christine Sciulli, Carlo Van de Roer, Caterina Verde, and others, have all contributed work to the silent auction.
The benefit is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. To purchase tickets or to donate to Hoops 4 Hope visit http://h4hsummerbenefit2013.eventbrite.com.
More information about Hoops 4 Hope can be found at HoopsAfrica.org.