In its 5th year in existence, KU Hillel’s Women’s Hoops Classic has transformed into something much more than simply a basketball game. The event not only raises dollars for Hillel, but it has become an opportunity to share the experience of Allen Fieldhouse with youth from Kansas City.
“Herb Buchbinder first approached us 5 years ago with the idea of doing an event focused around KU Women’s Basketball. Because he also cares so much about Hillel and Jewish life at KU, the Women’s Hoops Classic became the perfect opportunity to support two entities in one unique event,” says KU Hillel Executive Director Jay Lewis.
“We are so excited that our teachers have the opportunity to bring the students they coach to a KU women's basketball game, thanks to KU Hillel. For many of the students, this will be their first time attending a college sports game - they are overwhelmed with excitement to attend. Additionally, being able to bring 200 students from different KCMO schools together for this event will allow new connections to be created. We're so thankful to KU Hillel for inviting us to be a part of this event,” says Manager of Development for Teach for American Kansas City, Nora Freyman.
Numerous other basketball teams from around the Kansas City area will also be in attendance at this year’s event.
KU Hillel student leaders will help set-up and run the brunch for event sponsors. All proceeds from this event go directly to KU Hillel. If you’d like to support this effort, please go to http://bit.ly/hoop2017