Upper Chichester – Basketball players across the county “drove to the hoop” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to raise funds and food donations for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC). The goal of the 18th Annual “Hoops From the Heart” events was to involve young athletes in a day of service to help Delaware County residents in need. Over $7,700 was raised to support the clients in CAADC’s programs. Since 2002, the event has raised over $128,000.
Three basketball clinics were held on Monday, January 21st at Cabrini University in Radnor, Haverford College in Haverford, and Neumann University in Aston. The men’s and women’s basketball teams at each school conducted the clinics which were open to boys and girls in grades one through eight. Participants were also asked to bring at least one food item to donate as well for clients in CAADC’s homeless shelters.
Edward T. Coleman, CAADC CEO, stated, “This is a great event that teaches not only basketball skills to the youth but also about how to give back to their community in the spirit of Dr. King. We really appreciate Bobbi Morgan from Haverford College organizing it and all the efforts of the other colleges and their basketball teams and coaches.”
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. has been Delaware County’s designated anti-poverty agency since 1979. The non-profit agency provides a wide range of services aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency for low-income individuals. The Agency’s website is https://caadc.org and can be reached at (610) 833-4442.
Pictured are the participants and basketball teams at Haverford College.