First, we would like to say "THANK YOU" for participating in the 1999 4th Annual "HOOP DREAMS" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 5th!

Congratulations to the defending champions, NITE LITES I, who triumphed again this year. NITE LITES I was comprised of Team Captain Constantine Pergantis, Vince Broadnax Jerome Cooper, Davon Kelly, and Mitch Mercer.

The other "Final Four" teams were Designed to Deliver, NBC4 Ballers, and Team Stand-by.

The tournament was a tremendous success! Over 1,500 people came out to 3rd Street on the National Mall for a day of b-ball, music, food, and fun. We raised over $230,000 to help send deserving inner-city D.C. public high school students on to college. Again, your support through the years and participation in the tournament are truly invaluable and so deeply appreciated.

We have already begun planning HOOP DREAMS 2000 with the 5th Annual "HOOP DREAMS" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament slated for June of 2000. Now that sufficient time has passed, many of you will probably be able to provide us with your thoughts on how we can improve actual tournament play. We can tell you about the changes that we are already proposing:

These are just a few of the changes we are considering. We would love to hear from you regarding what you think about these proposed changes as well as how you think the tournament went this year. Please take the time to fill out the accompanying questionnaire and return it to us as soon as possible.

You should receive a mailing within the coming week that will include a "hard-copy" of the questionnaire as well as a tournament breakdown of all the participating teams.

If you would like to volunteer at another Hoop Dreams event, are interested in being a mentor, are interested in donating internships, or are interested in sponsorship possibilities, please call 202-414-0904.

Once again, thank you for participating! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Sincerely yours,


Susie Kay                                             Steve Boyd

Founder & Executive Director             Co-Director