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"Hoops for Hope" tourney to benefit East Palo Alto youth
STANFORD -- "Hoops for Hope," a basketball tournament fund- raiser organized by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Stanford to benefit the City of East Palo Alto's Youth Services Department, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, on Wilbur Field.
The three-on-three basketball tournament will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The competition is open to 32 teams of men and women from Stanford and neighboring communities.
A number of spots are reserved for East Palo Alto youth benefiting from the event and for event sponsors. Each entry is guaranteed four games -- three during pool play on Saturday and at least one in the single elimination setting on Sunday.
Each entry has the chance to be refereed by one of four participating members of the Stanford men's basketball team: Andy Poppink, Bart Lammersen, David Harbour and Warren Gravely. Teams also will be eligible for prizes, including gift certificates for Gordon Biersch, Pizz'a Chicago and Swensen's Ice Cream, and a basketball autographed by the 1994-95 Stanford men's basketball team.
A representative of the City of East Palo Alto will be present at the tourney on Sunday to speak about the purpose of the event and the goals of the Youth Basketball League.
The entry fee is $25 per team; entries are due by Wednesday, May 17. To enter, or for more information, call Joseph Yin of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at (415) 497-4791. Entries can be mailed to "Hoops for Hope," c/o Sigma Alpha Epsilon, P.O. Box 7241, Stanford CA, 94309. Checks should be made out to "Sigma Alpha Epsilon."
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