Hoops for SIBSPlace

Hoops for SIBSPlace photo

West Hempstead High School boys’ varsity basketball program held its annual “Hoops for Hope” charity game against Hewlett High School on Dec. 12. The team raised $800 to be donated to SIBSPlace.

SIBSPlace is a free program serving children between the ages of 5-17 that live with a sibling with cancer or another illness or a parent with cancer. An affiliate of South Nassau Communities Hospital, the program focuses the attention of the challenges well siblings face in coping with their emotional response to the medical diagnosis of a loved one.

The boys’ basketball program raised money through t-shirt ads, concession sales and donations while t-shirts were also sold at the game. Both teams were presented with certificates of appreciation from SIBSPlace representatives during the Dec. 12 game.