Tournament Info

Date:  December 15 and 16, 2018
Location: Collins High School,
1313 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL

Sponsors

No Ordinary Tournament

The Hoops for Peace Classic stands out from all the other basketball tournaments in Chicago because of its emphasis on nonviolence, education, and social justice.

Tournament directors Jimmy Sanders and Shawn Harrington know that sports have historically been a leader in social progress in America. The tournament games provide an opportunity for the players of Chicago to use basketball as a bridge to improve their community through education and awareness.

Throughout the tournament, guest speakers, non-violence advocates, police officers, and nationally known leaders address the crowd and individual teams. Their topics include gun violence, education, organ and tissue donation, and community involvement.

Each player is provided with a free book, a Hoops for Peace trademark. Reading opens the door to knowledge and a deeper understanding of the world for the players involved.  Our mission to help the youth of Chicago doesn't end after the tournament is over. Jimmy Sanders and Shawn Harrington mentor student-athletes all year. Shawn coaches a youth team on the West Side. The duo has helped countless players by linking them to colleges for basketball scholarships.

All players wear the tournament shirts before the games begin.
All players wear the tournament shirts before the games begin.
Hoops for Peace Chicago gives each and every player a book.
Hoops for Peace Chicago gives each and every player a book.
Tournament co-director Shawn Harrington has a huge following in Chicago.
Tournament co-director Shawn Harrington has a huge following in Chicago.

Get Involved Today

The annual Hoops for Peace tournament is only made possible by the generous donations, sponsorships, and volunteer work from the amazing people who want to see change truly happen. Click the link to get involved today!