Sixers Youth Foundation Host Inaugural Math Hoops Tournament
The Sixers Youth Foundation hosted the Inaugural Math Hoops Tournament on Thursday, April 6 prior to the Sixers game vs. the Chicago Bulls. The tournament consisted of 48 students from 13 middle schools across Philadelphia, Pa. and Camden, N.J. The tournament was tipped off by Sixers legend World B. Free, Sixers Dancers, mascot Franklin and Sixers Dunk Squad presented by Dunkin’ Donuts. All tournament participants received a Sixers Math Hoops Certificate and Sixers T- Shirt and Hat. The first and second place winners received a Sixers Math Hoops plaque, autographed basketball, photo and $100 gift card to the Sixers Fan Store. Following the tournament, all attendees enjoyed the Sixers game in a catered Club Box.
Math Hoops, an NBA Cares adopted program, is a fast-paced basketball board game that teaches students math skills through direct engagement with the real stats of their favorite professional players. In conjunction with Learn Fresh, an education-focused nonprofit organization, the Sixers Youth Foundation proudly supports more than 750 middle school students weekly in efforts to enhance students’ math literacy and competency, problem solving abilities and interpersonal communication skills in the context of teamwork and sportsmanship.