Basketball players from the city gathered Nov. 16 at Xavier H.S., Manhattan, to support Brooklyn Jesuit Prep’s “HOOPS for BJP” tournament.
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep is a Catholic middle school that serves low-income students in Crown Heights.
The tournament featured 16 teams competing in a four-on-four format held in the main gymnasium at Xavier.
Students from Brooklyn Jesuit Prep served as honorary coaches, cheering on their newfound friends.
All the players’ entrance fees went to support the children’s education, and funds were supplemented by a raffle of Brooklyn Nets and NCAATournament tickets.
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep relies heavily on donations to keep its doors open to families who may not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education.
The event helped further this mission by raising funds and awareness for the cause.