In a press release, the 76ers announced that they are teaming up with The Giant Company, Snipes, and Cooper University Health Care and will be taking part in the NBA Cares Season of Giving Initiative.
We have always strived to use the power of sports to uplift our communities and they need us now more than ever. We look forward to joining our partners in making this holiday season special for families in Philadelphia and Camden.Statement from the team.
Events are as followed:
- The first event was last week when the 76ers and Snipes teamed up on December 11th for the 18th annual Joy of Giving event. Local families in need were invited to pick up toys, food, clothing, and PPE.
- Saturday, December 19, the 76ers will again team up with Snipes, and also The Chosen League to donate toys, coats, and other apparel to the Woodstock Family Center in Philadelphia.
- Monday, December 21 the team along with Cooper University Health Care will distribute the 1,000 toys they donated to the Camden Center for Family Services.
- On December, 22 the Sixers and The GIANT Company will host the annual Holiday Hoopla.
Although it may look different this year, the Holiday Hoopla will remain a special, impactful event. Fifteen youth selected by the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be surprised with a one-of-a-kind 76ers team experience. They will sign one-day contracts, receive a personalized 76ers jersey, and be presented special gifts. A total of 150 children from the Housing Authority will receive gifts from their wish lists. Holiday Hoopla will abide by CDC guidelines, including those related to mask-wearing and social distancingStatement on the annual Holiday Hooplaa this year.
Also, Delaware Blue Coats assistant GM, Jameer Nelson, will be apart of The Peter & Jameer Nelson Foundation’s annual holiday shopping spree. Jameer shops wraps and delivers gifts to nine families in Wilmington, Chester, and Philadelphia areas.
The NBA season started late, but the season of giving isn’t being delayed, and the 76ers and partners will be doing just that.