2nd Annual Chris Roland Memorial Hoopathon
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) this event has been postponed, but you can still fundraise to support the fight against HD. We will announce a new date soon. Please check back for more details. Thank you!, we will let you know.
Our Lady Star of the Sea School
5411 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY
$20 per shooter
$50 per team
973-250-6660 ext. 3
Each team will consist of five shooters. Each will shoot for either 1 minute or 2 minutes for a total of either 5 or 10 minutes based on age. The other 4 team members will rebound while 1 member shoots. Accuracy and teamwork determine the winner.
Participants shoot from the free-throw line to sink as many baskets possible in 5 or 10 minutes. All ages and skill sets can participate. Prizes awarded for best individual and team shooters and fundraisers.
To view the flyer for the event, click here
Friends Listing: $250
Donors Listing: $500
Patrons Listing: $750
Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
Silver Sponsor: $1,500
Gold Sponsor: $2,000
Platinum Sponsor: $2,500
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here
For more information about sponsoring a shooter, click here
Background of Shoot For A Cure:
Chris Rolad was a native Staten Islander and a graduate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Benedicta Elementary School and Monsignor Farrell HS. Chris faced each day's challenges with courage, strength and determination since being diagnosed at an early age with Huntington's disease. His positive “Never Give up” attitude. was inspiring to all those around him.
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America?
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes the disease. Today, there are approximately 40,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s disease is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. HD is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including progressive motor dysfunction, behavioral disturbance and cognitive decline.