Marathon of Hoops

Daniel is shooting hoops until he MAKES 26,220 shots to raise start up money for his small business.
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Daniel Snead
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Small Business
Rochester, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

The Marathon of Hoops is a fundraising event with purpose to raise money for The Human Dictionary, an online video program created to teach urban youth vocabulary. After dealing with frustration and confusion on how to raise the necessary start-up money, something about the movie Forrest Gump inspired me. I thought to myself, "Why can't I complete something athletically impossible to draw the attention of the world?" This is where the concept of The Marathon of Hoops was born. My request is that each person support this fundraiser by sponsoring one shot for $1. And of course, if you are feeling inspired, please feel free to sponsor more! To complete 26,220 shots, I am estimating it will take approximately 2 days of nonstop shooting. For more information, and to see the event streamed live, please visit my website at www.thehumandictionary.net. Thank you in advance for your support and I will see you all at the finish line! 

The Impact

The Human Dictionary is a dynamic tool that will strengthen the vocabulary of urban youth. While teaching new words, The Human Dictionary will also emphasize the importance of strong communication and social skills. The students will love it as the Human Dictionary takes everyday life situations and infuses them with vocabulary that will give the students an edge in the real world.

Higher vocabulary...

  • Improves IQ
  • Strengthens social skills
  • Facilitates career readiness

Other Ways You Can Help

Share share share!! Please share this event with anyone you know who shares an interest in basketball or has a passion for educating the next generation. Your willingness to share is vital to this event receiving successful funding. So take this to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or all three and spread the word about the Marathon of Hoops!

Find This Campaign On
$3,020USD
raised by 115 people in 11 days
12% funded
No time left
$26,220 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on November 29, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Sponsor 1 Made Shot

    Sponsor one made basket for $1 and share with your friends! If you want to sponsor more, feel free to do so!

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  • $5USD
    Sponsor 5 made shots

    Take it up a notch and sponsor 5 made baskets!

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