Hoops for Hope L.A., originally scheduled for Sunday, January 16th, at the Staples Center, has been rescheduled to match up with the exciting All-Star Week.

The date change comes as Hoops for Hope L.A. teams up with Sweetwater, the movie, to create a celebrity basketball event “Sweetwater Hoops For Hope L.A. 2011” A Celebrity Basketball Charity Fundraiser Event. The new date is Thursday, February 17, 2011.

The event will be presented by Juaquin Hawkins, former NBA player and Ambassador of the American Stroke Association.

With school budgets cut throughout the nation, celebrity athlete Juaquin “Hawk” Hawkins established “Hoops For Hope L.A.” as a charity fundraiser event that hosts a youth basketball camp for foster children, underprivileged children, and children from single parent homes, followed by a celebrity basketball game, and live performances by various recording artists.

The Sweetwater partnership will bring more stars, more entertainment, and more fun as fans show their support for Hawk Hoops Sports Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization and the upcoming “Sweetwater” movie.

Hawkins created Hoops For Hope L.A. to spread stroke awareness as well as bring attention to his organization (Hawk Hoops Sports Foundation). Juaquin is a stroke survivor who continues with his efforts of giving back by sharing his personal story with others. A percentage of proceeds from “Sweetwater Hoops for Hope” will benefit the Hawk Hoops Sports Foundation.

For more information on times, ticket prices, their youth basketball camp and artist performances, visit www.hawkhoopssportsfoundation.org.

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