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A Slam Dunk for Lake County Youth

HOOPS Life is holding their 6th Annual Achieving Dreams Gala, presented by the Harper Foundation, in the Grand Ballroom at Mission Inn Resort & Club on February 25, 2017.  The Achieving Dreams Gala is an evening of special guests and community leaders sharing in hearing more about what is happening with youth in the community and the future of the HOOPS Life program. HOOPS Life Cares, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established by former NBA player and European champion Pat Burke and his wife Peyton to benefit Lake County’s youth through a life skills and leadership based educational curriculum called HOOPS Life.  HOOPS Life is a 12-week program that introduces children to leadership and life skills intended to develop, transform, and provide applications to improve their lives on and off the court.   The program’s core foundation is designed to support and assist youth by providing a safe place for individuals to achieve self-awareness and overcome obstacles in their lives.

Dollars raised through Gala sponsorships will benefit local at-risk youth. Community leaders and educators assist in identifying recipients in need of the HOOPS Life program and scholarships are awarded through an application process.  HOOPS Life sees results and transformation in behavior, emotional management, grades, leadership, confidence, and responsibility in youth enrolled in the program.

For more information on the HOOPS Life program, please visit

Gala guests receive a special rate for accommodations on the evening of the Gala.  To check rates and availability, please contact our reservations desk toll free at (352) 268-9574 or via email at

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Premier Golf Resort in Central Florida

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(352) 324-3101

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10400 County Road 48

Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, USA 34737

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