Hoops 4 Life
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Hoops 4 Life

When: November 14, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: NorthStar
4242 North 49th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska  68104
United States
Contact: Elise Emanuel, Nicole Tamayo
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Hoops 4 Life is an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise awareness and support for suicide and substance abuse prevention, organized by the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition’s Soaring Over Meth and Suicide (SOMS) Program.  It is a fun-filled day of competitive basketball for youth 8 to 19 years old.  All attendees will have access to free suicide screenings, licensed mental health practitioners for those experiencing suicidal ideations or suffering from trauma, and substance abuse prevention resources.  Choctaw Nation-member and basketball slam-dunk phenom Kenny Dobbs will be showcasing his dunking skills at the tournament half-time show.  Youth who wish to participate in the tournament should register in advance and there is no registration fee.  To register a team visit http://www.somsne.com/hoops-registration/.  The event is open to the public; children are free, $5.00 adult admission.