Hoops for Hope Fundraiser 2023

3 on 3 Tournament

Basketball Tournament

Go for the Gold in cooperation with Sports World is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament  as a suicide awareness and fundraising event call Hoops for Hope.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • 8:30am-2:00pm
  • AGES 10-24
  • Morton Middle School 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia, OH

Former NBA Players Wesley Fluellen and Jermaine Taylor will be present on behalf of SportsWorld. Spectators are welcome to give a donation for admission at the door. Go for the Gold is covering the team admission fees for all teams aged 10 – 18. However, for teams in the Young Adult bracket (age 19 – 24)  $125 admission fee is required. In addition, you may register a 4th player as an alternate, at no charge.

There is a $500 cash prize for the 1st place winners of the Young Adult bracket. For 1st place winners ages 10 – 18, there will be a medal ceremony. Brackets will be formed based on age, grade, and experience.


Art Contest!

Create a T-shirt Design

Use your creativity to design a logo for our Hoops for Hope t-shirt! Art should depict a positive message about youth suicide prevention and awareness. Because of that, we reserve the right to disqualify any art that we deem inappropriate. Accepted art will be displayed at the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on April 22.

5 random entries will receive a $10 gift card. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an autographed basketball. 1st place winner’s design will be used for the Tournament t-shirts and a $500 athletic/academic scholarship will also be awarded to you through your school. Use of funds will be determined between applicant, parent, and school administration. Scholarship is provided by Divine Catering and Events. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at the 3 on 3 Tournament on April 22, 2023. Winners will be announced by March 25, 2023.

Raffle Tickets

Tickets Available Online

Raffle tickets are going to be drawn on April 22 at the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. However, ticket holders do not need to be present to win. All tickets you purchase online will have the numbers sent to your email address. So, if your ticket is drawn at the Hoops for Hope event you will be contacted at the phone number provided to arrange for collecting your prize.

Donations Welcome!

Become a Team Sponsor

Go for the Gold is looking for individuals and businesses to sponsor teams in our Hoops for Hope 3 on 3 basketball tournament fundraiser and Youth Suicide Awareness event! Contributions will enable disadvantaged students ages 10-17 to participate.

Sponsor the Tournament

Help to bring awareness to youth suicide and support the efforts of the Go For the Gold program in local schools.

Sponsorship Levels:


Partners and Sponsors

Please take a moment to check out the great organizations who are helping to make the Hoops for Hope a success!

Sports World sends professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students, helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with The Message of Hope. Our focus at Sports World is to help students see the value of making positive choices in their life. We are also here to come alongside teachers and administrators, reinforcing what they are already teaching. Our focus is not to create shame for making bad decisions, but to show students they can choose a better way.


Gem City Heat is a non-profit, all volunteer elite youth basketball organization whose mission is to provide low-cost and no cost athletic opportunities to youth in K through 6th grade of Southwest Ohio to get them active and develop their overall talent for the future.

DJ DMARSH is DJing and MCing the 3 on 3 Event 

Divine Catering and Events is graciously providing the $500 scholarship to the winner of the T-shirt design Art Contest.

Let’s Chat


Go for the Gold presenters use interactive, hands-on activities and discussion to help students understand what it takes to build and maintain healthy relationships that will last a lifetime.

So, if you would like more information about our program or how to schedule it for your school or youth organization,
call (937) 262-7010 or email info@go4thegold.org.