A very special charity event featuring Tatyana Ali will take place on January 16, 2011, in LA.

“Hoops For Hope L.A.” is a three-part charity event for all ages that will take place at the world famous Los Angeles Staples Center, with celebrity guests/performers including Tatyana Ali. All proceeds will benefit the Hawk Hoops Sports Foundation. Hoops For Hope L.A. was created by a celebrity athlete and ambassador for the American Stroke Association, Juaquin "Hawk" Hawkins. Juaquin is a stroke survivor who continues with his efforts to spread awareness by sharing his personal story to others. Hoops For Hope L.A. focuses on providing youth camps, after-school programming, the prevention of childhood obesity and creating stroke awareness.

Hawk Hoops Sports Foundation (H.H.S.F) is a non-profit organization that conducts youth basketball camps, clinics and after school programs for boys & girls ages 7-15. Through this youth program, the fundamentals of basketball are taught along with educating youth about childhood obesity, promoting stroke awareness and mentoring boys and girls about maintaining a healthy life style through sports by utilizing both current and former professional athletes to spread the message.

With school budgets cut throughout the nation HAWK HOOPS established Hoops For Hope L.A., a charity fundraiser event that gives a youth basketball camp for foster children or kids from single parent homes, celebrity basketball game and performances by various recording artists.

HHSF has conducted youth programs for the past 8 years and had the opportunity to mentor over 3,500 boys and girls across the country. Through youth camps and after school programming Hawk Hoops has inspired many boys and girls.

For more event information or to participate, visit www.hawk-hoops.com.

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