Hoops Madness Fundraiser Coming April 21

At MVP, our mission is to award 300 scholarships every year to deserving children whose parents or legal guardians can’t afford summer camp. For these children MVP is truly a life expanding experience, and we believe the 500 campers from paying families also benefit. In Westchester’s towns and cities, families with significant resources live more and more separate lives from those of modest means, a trend for which sociologists have given a sport’s-related phrase: “the skyboxification of America.” We believe this trend weakens our communities.

We’re calling on all basketball-loving families to support our mission. Spend the evening of Sat., April 21 at MVP’s Hoops Madness family night at the School of the Holy Child, 2225 Westchester Ave. in Rye. Enjoy great food at the event and enter basketball contests for the whole family. Your support, no matter how small or large, is an investment in our children and in the communities where we live. We also invite you to make a donation in lieu of attending if you can’t make the event.

Ticket Prices (plus links to online enrollment below):
Admission is just $15 per person or $50 for a family of four or more, in advance or at the door. The admission price includes food, soft drinks, beer, and wine. There is an additional $10 charge per basketball contest entered. We encourage you to buy punch-cards for multiple entries into these contests.

Contests will include Free Throw and 3-point Shooting and will be organized by age group including an adult division.There will also be a parent/child two-ball skills competition. Anyone can enter an event more than once to try to improve their score and qualify for great prizes at the end of the night.

We also have Corporate sponsorship levels and gladly accept in-kind donations for food, drink, raffle, and auction items. Please call Camp Director John Nemsick at (914) 262-9988 for more information.

Buys tickets, punch-cards, and more here: 
Hoops Madness Online Registration
Make an online donation in lieu of attending

What’s New in 2018

2018 will feature the same great coaches and guest speakers, the same fun contests and game play, and the same awards ceremony at the end of each week where special achievements are highlighted and every camper is recognized as a ‘Most Valued Person.” But there will be a few changes that will help MVP keep it’s reputation as the best sports camp in Westchester:

  1. Rye Resurrection School will again host camps at the end of June and during the July 4th holiday week. The holiday week offering will be slightly different in 2018. With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, our annual Skills Academy for more experienced 11 – 16 year old boys and girls we will feature a 2-day Academy July 2 – 3 that focuses on individual skills, and then another 2-day Academy July 5 – 6 that is centered on team concepts, both defensive and offensive. Parents may choose either or both sessions.
  2. There will not be a camp in Northern Westchester. We will split our June 25 week between Rye and White Plains this year instead of Rye and Bedford, with the co-ed 6 – 8, girls 9 – 13, and boys 9 – 10 in Rye and the boys 11 – 16 in White Plains. There will be busing back and forth between the two schools.
  3. MVP will move its White Plains venue from the Highlands Middle School to the Eastview Middle School. Unlike Highlands, where one of the inside gyms is very small, Eastview features two gyms that are both large enough for cross-court play, thereby increasing the indoor capacity by 25%. Outdoors we’ll feature newly resurfaced courts and a few brand new portable baskets to compliment the existing courts.
  4. Older girls ages 9 and up will again have the choice of playing in their own separate division during our June 25 week and during our skills academies in Rye, or playing in co-ed divisions during our White Plains weeks. Last year’s trial of four fully co-ed weeks in White Plains was very successful for more experienced female players. It is our recommendation that girls 9 and up who are relatively new to the game should choose the June 25 – 29 week.