Annual Sask. Hoops for Hope In-Person Event Canceled Again, Made Virtual – Saskatoon | The Canadian News

For the second year in a row, Hoops for Hope as an in-person event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

The three-on-three basketball event in Saskatoon, Sask., Which raises funds for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) draws teams from across the province, Alberta and Manitoba to draw baskets for the cause.

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Shaun Nechvatal, co-founder of the event, says that with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Saskatoon region, it is simply not certain that the in-person event will continue.

“We decided to take a break from the event,” Nechvatal said. “We have encouraged all participants to post videos on social media (Hoops4Hope).”

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It all depends on the creativity of the participants in this year’s edition of the event.

“We presented the challenge of 4,000 injections in total for people with CF in Canada,” Nechvatal told Global News.

“You could throw free throws from having a virtual horse competition with someone and swapping videos back and forth. Shoot free throws or any number of shots for someone. “


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Nechvatal says that fundraising continues to approach the $ 500,000 mark, with around $ 440,000 currently raised.

He says there are some cool prizes for fundraisers this year too.

“Two Air Canada travel tickets, we have Huskies season passes, a signed Rattlers jersey, blue tooth speakers and a signed Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard jersey.”

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For more information, visit the hoops to Hoops for hope website.

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