Reflections: Hoopin’ with Heroes 2017

Reflections: Hoopin’ with Heroes 2017

Last Friday we hosted our 2nd 4th Annual Hoopin’ with Heroes games at Fort Vancouver High School; an event made entirely possible by our wonderful friends at McCord’s Vancouver Toyota! And although our Police did not win the game (they did win the game in Washougal the week before) they made a valiant effort!

All in all the game went really well. Our own Mayor, Tim Leavitt, announced the line up and Vancouver Police Corporal Rey Reynolds sang our National Anthem; we even had Shoot 360 come out to lead a skills clinic before the game.

Yet what fills my heart with joy the most is that this game, a basketball game where our local law enforcement go up against our local fire firefighters, both heroes in their own rights, brought a community together! Between both games we raised over 300 pounds of canned food that was then given back to the Treasure House and Share. We saw our local elementary schools come out and receive tournament trophies and perform cheer routines. We saw families in the stands, community members conversing, and our local leaders came out to support.

Really Hoopin’ with Heroes isn’t about a trophy at all. It is about bringing our community together. It’s about celebrating our local heroes and providing quality family time. The competition is great but it goes way beyond that. Thank you again to McCord’s Vancouver Toyota for continuing to support this event! Thank you to our men and women of blue and red for coming out to play a friendly game of pick-up. And thank you Vancouver, Camas, & Washougal for supporting your community.