Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/15/2011 -- CCAC hosts second Hoops for Hope tournament

MEDIA ADVISORY
For more information, contact
CCAC Public Relations.

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host the second annual Pittsburgh Young Leaders Academy (PYLA) Hoops for Hope charity basketball tournament on April 21 at CCAC–Allegheny Campus on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

The event will feature teams from the five Pittsburgh Public schools that are members of PYLA: Brashear, Carrick, Langley, Oliver and Peabody. Each will raise funds for a selected charity, with the top team in the tournament presenting an additional grand prize check to its charity. The selected charitable organizations, by school, include:

  • Brashear—Ammon Recreation Center
  • Carrick—Lupus Foundation
  • Langley—Focus on Renewal
  • Oliver—Light of Life Rescue Mission
  • Peabody—Pittsburgh Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House

CCAC students who are attending the college with Pittsburgh Promise scholarships will volunteer at the event as team managers.

After a welcome and introduction at 10:15 a.m. at the Foerster Student Service Center, competition will begin at the campus Physical Education Building gymnasium. The six-member teams will play in a 4-on-4, half-court format. The tournament will end with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Although the event is not open to the general public, members of the press are welcome to attend. Please indicate attendance to CCAC Public Relations at 412.237.4554 or dhoovler@ccac.edu.

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About CCAC
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.