Super Hugo of the Charlotte Hornets is scheduled to perform at a charity event next month in Charlotte JEFF SINER jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Super Hugo of the Charlotte Hornets is scheduled to perform at a charity event next month in Charlotte JEFF SINER jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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October’s Hoops For Hopeway is family fun day to aid mental health non-profit

By Langston Wertz Jr.

lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

September 26, 2017 03:21 PM

UPDATED October 03, 2017 12:39 PM

Later this month, a basketball-themed fundraiser called Hoops for HopeWay will be held to raise money and awareness for those dealing with mental health issues.

The event will support HopeWay, an accredited nonprofit residential mental health care treatment center for adults. The HopeWay facility, at 1717 Sharon Road West, is a 12-acre campus which includes a 13,000 square foot facility with an on-campus gymnasium that features two basketball courts, a fitness room and a music room.

The Charlotte residential and day treatment center for adults with behavioral health problems, received its accreditation and certification earlier this month. The 36-bed facility admitted its first patient in November after receiving a state license.

The Hoops for Hopeway event will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for sponsored teams of players 16 or older, shooting contests, a skills course as well as activities for kids. Super Hugo from the Hornets will perform.

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Anyone can register to participate in shooting and skills contests to win prizes. All proceeds benefit HopeWay’s commitment to financial assistance and community education.

Volunteers are needed to greet guests, referee games and keep score.

Information? Visit the HopeWay site or call Emily Johnson or Megan Gregg at HopeWay 980-859-2106

▪ Treatment at HopeWay is voluntary and begins with a call to 888-859-2106. After a telephone or in-person screening, patients are then scheduled for an in-person consultation with HopeWay’s psychiatry team.