Hoops for the House 2018!

Guest blog by RMHC Richmond intern, Marin Fahrety

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will shoot hoops to make life a little easier for critically-ill children and their families. All proceeds from the chapter’s 3rd annual Hoops for the House tournament directly benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.

Based on the outdoor basketball courts at the University of Richmond, Hoops for the House consists of a three-on-three tournament, a knockout contest, and a half-court shot competition with live music and food. Last year the brothers raised $18,000 to support RMHC Richmond and this year, according to Sig Ep’s Vice President of Communications, George Hall, they hope to top that by raising over $20,000.

Though all of the brothers are enthusiastic about their philanthropy, former Chapter President and current senior at the University of Richmond, Noah Hillerbrand, has a more personal connection to RMHC. Noah’s family was able to stay right next door to the hospital at RMHC of Chicago while his brother was undergoing a serious brain surgery.

“Ronald McDonald House provided a supportive and positive place for my family to stay while we were going through something that was very traumatic and scary,” Noah says. Looking forward to the future, Noah would like to see his fraternity brothers become more involved in all aspects of RMHC.

“It’s from those service relationships where you are seeing people face to face that a stronger continual relationship is built so that this isn’t just a successful event two years in a row, but it’s a successful event ten years in a row,” Noah says.

When Noah graduates this year, he will be passing the Hoops for the House tradition as well as a passion for serving others to the newest Sig Ep class to score more points for Greek life philanthropy.

If you would like to show your support for the brothers at Sig Ep, and for RMHC Richmond, you can sponsor a player through the website this week, you can also give directly through the secure RMHC Richmond donate page and just indicate that your gift is towards the Sig Ep Hoops for the House fundraiser so we can add to the tally!

Let the games begin!