Austin, TX • 2012On March 3, 2012, Richie's Spirit Foundation partnered with Texas AEPi Fraternity to host its second annual Hoopin' It Up For Richie 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The event took place at Gregory Gym on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Over 20 teams participated in the tournament, which was generously sponsored by A&A Optical, Ron Weisfeld, Irving Pozmantier, and Kaplan Learning Center.
Following the tournament, participants and friends celebrated at Molotov and Peckerheads, two of Austin's most prominent downtown bars, where a portion of the evening's proceeds went to Richie's Spirit Foundation.
St. Louis • 2011On April 17, 2011, Richie’s Spirit Foundation hosted its first-ever Hoopin’ It Up For Richie 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. The tournament was organized by Noah Hartman, a good friend of Richie’s.
Over 50 middle school kids from the St. Louis area participated in this inaugural event. The event, which celebrated playing Richie’s favorite sport, had the best scoring teams advance in an elimination bracket.
Sponsors for the event included Cooperative Home Care, Patriots Home Care, BJC Healthcare, and Foundation Care Specialty Pharmacy.