Nov. 6, 2012
On Thursday, November 8th, representatives from each of the four teams competing in the second annual Carrier Classic on the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C., will participate in a clinic benefiting military families hosted by Hoops from Home.
The men's and women's basketball teams from Ohio State, as well as the Notre Dame women's team and Marquette men's team, will converge onto Joint Base Charleston and work together in coaching the children from the base in all aspects of the sport.
"I am honored the three schools would partner with Hoops from Home to provide an exceptional clinic for the children of Joint Bases Charleston. There is no question the student-athletes and staffs from the four programs will make this an exceptional experience for the children of the military. The fabric of our foundation continues to grow and we are excited that this is our next step," said Sean T. Farnham, Founder, Hoops from Home.
Hoops from Home is a ground-breaking, non-profit organization providing the basketball camp/clinic experience to the children of our military currently based all over the world. Through its work the organization provides children the opportunity to work with players and coaches working with the kids and highlighting the benefits of team sports, physical activity and commitment.
"Playing in the Carrier Classic is obviously a unique opportunity but to partner with Sean and his organization makes the trip even more special. His group's mission mirrors perfectly our core values and I expect our players will benefit from the experience almost as much as the kids participating. Their families have sacrificed so much for our country, we are thankful to have this opportunity to express our gratitude," Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said.
"We are thrilled to be able to participate in the Hoops from Home Clinic. Giving back to the children affected by their parent's commitment to serve our country is something in which our program takes great pride," Ohio State men's head coach Thad Matta said.
"The Hoops from Home Clinic will be a wonderful opportunity for our team to participate in and give back to military children who look up to these players and coaches. It will be a great experience for everyone involved," Ohio State women's head coach Jim Foster said.
"We are so privileged to be able to take part in the Hoops from Home clinic during our trip to Charleston for the Carrier Classic. While we so justly recognize honor our men and women in uniform for the sacrifices they make overseas in defense of our country, we sometimes forget the sacrifices that their families are making here at home," Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said.
For more information on Hoops from Home visit - www.hoopsfromhome.org
Hoops from Home, Inc. is a 501c3 in full compliance with the Internal Revenue Service.
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