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23rd Annual Kids Helping Kids Tournament Tips off February 11, 2023

Hope’s Harbor, a nonprofit organization providing hospitality services to families of children receiving medical care at area hospitals, announces the 23rd Annual Kids Helping Kids Charity Basketball Tournament. Kids Helping Kids Tournament is scheduled for February 11th and 12th, 2023 at SportONE Fieldhouse and Spiece Fieldhouse. Kids Helping Kids participants include more than 100 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from 3rd to 8th grade. Players of local youth teams, including OPS Basketball and Gym Rats Basketball, raise funds and compete for awards and prizes.

“The Kids Helping Kids tournament is like no other basketball tournament, and like no other nonprofit fundraiser,” said Wendy Hoering, Executive Director. “The energy in the gym is electric and the players are passionate about competing on the courts. Off the court, the players, who are kids themselves, empathize with kids who are sick or injured, so they are happy to help through fundraising to support Hope’s Harbor.”

The 23rd Annual Kids Helping Kids Tournament is sponsored by: Gym Rats Basketball, The Orthopedic Hospital, Fort Wayne Elks Lodge No. 155, MedPro Group, Ambassador Enterprises, Mad Ants, Northwestern Mutual, Baird, Don Ayres Honda, Zichterman Family Foundation, MKM Design, Nipsco, Strahm Building Solutions, Haines Isenbarger & Skiba LLC, Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc., and Shawnee Construction & Engineering LLC. Gym Rats Basketball coordinates the tournament and donates a portion of every team’s registration to Hope’s Harbor.



The Kids Helping Kids Tournament is about more than basketball. It’s also an opportunity for players to support families with critically ill or injured children receiving care in any Fort Wayne area hospital, by raising funds for Hope’s Harbor Family Hospitality Homes. Over the last 22 years, sponsors, players, coaches, and parents have worked together to raise over $700,000 to help families of critically ill and injured children. Hope’s Harbor uses all funds raised to continue providing crucial hospitality services to families with children experiencing medical emergencies.



Dates: February 11-12, 2023

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM (end time approximate)

Primary Location: SportONE Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way, Fort Wayne, IN 46808