SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nick’s Pizza and Rocko’s Ice Cream are teaming up with boxing legend Gerry Cooney for the third annual "Hoops For Humanity" Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Newmark School gym (1000 Cellar Ave., Scotch Plains). The event will benefit YCS, New Jersey’s leading non-profit provider of comprehensive mental health and education services for children in need.  

The tournament will feature a "regular season" of games in which every team will play as many teams as possible. Afterwards, the teams will be ranked based on record for a one-game elimination playoff.  Games will be half court, 3 vs. 3. Each team will be allowed 2 alternate players as substitutes. (Substitutions are not mandatory.)

Registration: $20 per player. Lunch is included, courtesy of Nick’s & Rocko’s. Drop off registration forms and team payment to Nick’s Pizza at 42 South Martine Ave., Fanwood, by Wednesday, Nov. 23. Anyone with questions should feel free to email Rob at

YCS has helped thousands of young people build healthier, happier, more hopeful lives. YCS provides educational and developmental opportunities for over 1,700 children each day, from birth to age 25 and serves a racially and ethnically diverse population. Learn more about YCS at