Greensboro, NC -- Local children took to basketball courts today to help orphaned kids on the other side of the world.
Hoops of hope began as a way to raise money for children in africa orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Kids shot 1,000 free throws to represent the 1,000 kids orphaned every four hours by the disease.
More than 60 local kids and teens participated in today's event at Proehlific Park. They shot over 12,000 hoops, and so far have raised $1,750.
Over the past few years, Hoops of Hope has raised over a million dollars and helped build a high school, medical lab, and counseling center in Zambia.
If you'd like to donate to Hoops of Hope, click here. To learn more about the organization, click here.
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