Ballin’ 4 Peace is very proud to take part in the the East Coast “Peaches & Crates” Hoopbus Tour presented by Veniceball, as stops will include Philadelphia and New York on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th. The Philadelphia tour stop will coincide with the “Fuel the Vote” event organized by When We All Vote in Philadelphia from 9:00-3:00 p.m., before traveling to NYC to team-up with Rucker Park, Dyckman, and Hoops In The Sun (times to be announced).
After the Philadelphia and NYC stops, the Hoopbus travels on to host event stops in Forte Greene, Springfield, and Boston to close out Part 2 of the East Coast “Peaches & Crates") Hoopbus Tour.
“It’s been inspiring to watch the impact that Veniceball and the Hoopbus has had cities and people with their coast to coast tour through their community outreach. Ballin’ 4 Peace can't wait take part in the Philadelphia and New York tour stops for ‘Peaches and Crates’,” said Ballin’ 4 Peace Founder, Haron Hargrave
“This is such a historic time in our culture and country as we keep fighting against social and racial injustice that it’s important to support the cause of Hoopbus, Veniceball, and non-profit organizations like When We All Vote. We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly and New York at the tour stops!”
Founded in 2006 by Nick Ansom as a community tournament on the legendary Venice Beach basketball courts, Veniceball has grown into one of the most prominent summer leagues in the world and continues to inspire communities through basketball. A meeting place for world-class athletes, entertainers, artists, creators, and global citizens, Veniceball has helped build basketball courts all over the world, hosted premier basketball events, and now spreads the word on the importance of voter education with the November elections around the corner. Veniceball has been integral in several philanthropic initiatives that empower underprivileged communities, from Hoopsbus, to KVBL, and Build Courts not Walls. In addition to creating Veniceball, Ansom is also the driver and the brains behind Hoopbus.
“I really want to see hoops everywhere,” Ansom said in an interview with KCRW. “I love the casual encounters and random moments. ... You can just pull up on someone and kind of create something pure and candid and unscripted.”
All of these efforts and on-going support is a big reason why Veniceball and the Hoopsbus has emerged as a community-based movement and feel good story within basketball as they continue to advocate for racial equality by traveling across the United States.
Learn more about Veniceball and the Hoopbus Tour
- The 30-Person, Hoops-Loving Caravan Renovated A Rundown Basketball Court And Linked Up With Protesters In Dallas Last Week As Part Of Its Nationwide Tour
- Hoop Bus travels across US on mission to inspire children through basketball
- Hoop Bus Touring Country Fighting for Racial Equality
- Hoop Bus: The First Ride
- Venicball on Instagram
- The Hoopbus on Instagram