ELIZABETH, NJ – The 22nd Annual Basketball Classic “Hoops to End Homelessness” continues its tradition to support local high school basketball while raising funds and awareness for the homeless in the greater Elizabeth community.  The Basketball Classic tips off on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Dunn Sports Center of Elizabeth High School, 600 Pearl Street in Elizabeth at 3:30 p.m.  

This year, the basketball classic will open with the ladies of Roselle Catholic against Cranford High School in an exciting Girls Basketball game.  Then the boys take over with a nail biter between Elizabeth High School and Linden High School and St. Mary of the Assumption against Union Catholic.  A well-stocked concession stand, raffles and door prizes as well as local entertainment make this a fun family event! 

“Hoops to End Homelessness” is a local winter tradition, now in its 22nd year.  This fundraiser is not only essential to help the Coalition keep its lights on and its doors open to the homeless, many spectators come to share in school spirit and support the local teams.  Additionally, many of the participating team members do a day of volunteering at the Center to kick off the event.  

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Game Times:

3:00 p.m. Roselle Catholic High School Girls vs. Cranford High School Girls

4:30 p.m. Elizabeth High School vs. Linden High School

6:30 p.m. St. Mary of the Assumption (Elizabeth) vs. Union Catholic High School

Ticket Information:

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. Tickets are on sale now at http://hoops2016.eventbrite.com enter promo code HOOPS to save 30% on your tickets or call (908) 355-2060 ext. 206 for more information. 

About the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless: 

Since 1981, Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has existed to serve the immediate needs of the homeless and near homeless; empower individuals and families with tools to transition to safe, affordable, permanent housing; and advocate for people to achieve housing equity and participate in the larger community. To learn more about the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and its mission, please visit:  www.theelizabethcoalition.org