SAYA! Hoops For Hope 2012


SAYA! Unites Community through Basketball

Queens, NY – South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) will host its 4th Annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at its Center in Elmhurst, Queens. The event is expected to attract over 100 youth and young professionals for an afternoon filled with competitive play and community solidarity. Hoops for Hope was created in 2009 by Vishnu Murthy and Usman Ahmed, SAYA! volunteers, to demonstrate unity of South Asian Americans in response to the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

The tournament is organized by SAYA!’s Young Professional Action Council, who donate their time to support SAYA!’s programs.

When:                 Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time:                   1 - 5 pm

Where:                54-05 Seabury Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

Who:                    Ages 13 and up

Transportation: R or M train to Grand Avenue

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) provides comprehensive youth development programs for low-income South Asian youth in New York City. Through academic, leadership, sports, arts, and counseling programs, SAYA! presents youth with the possibility to expand their horizons and realize their dreams. In our 15 year history, SAYA! has opened the door to over 7,000 youth who are often the first in their families to attend high school and pursue college in the U.S. SAYA! currently offers programs at our center in Elmhurst, Queens and numerous public schools.

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