Farmingville, NY - Councilwoman Jane Bonner has announced that the Town of Brookhaven will co-sponsor the 4th annual Jake Engel “Hoops for Hope Barbecue” basketball tournament at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Friday, July 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fundraiser is a barbecue and friendly basketball tournament designed to bring together a community that has been hit hard by the heroin epidemic, to raise money for a scholarship in Jake Engel's name, and to raise money for Hope House Ministries. The fundraiser was established in 2015 after Jake Engel’s death from a heroin overdose. The event is free to all and includes a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, barbeque style food, games, raffles and music. Pictured at right with Councilwoman Bonner (center) are (left to right) Geoff, Patrick, Karen and Bob Engel.
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The opioid epidemic is still growing and destroying so many lives in our community. The Engel family and Father Frank have made a commitment help families who are struggling to break free of substance abuse and I support their efforts to help our neighbors in need.”
To become a sponsor, donate, or learn more, visit Hoops for Hope Barbecue, email Hoops for Hope or call 929-226-5708. Learn more about Hope House Ministries.