Boom! 201 Teams!

Did you hear that? It was the sound of a RECORD-BREAKING number of teams for Hoops in the Highlands! Registration is officially closed and we have over 200 teams competing. Brackets are being built this weekend and will be posted next week. THANK YOU!

Registration STILL OPEN!

Seventeen days to go! Did you procrastinate? Did Spring Break get in the way of registering your team? There’s still time! Late registration ends this Friday, March 22nd at 10pm. The cost is now $145 per team. After 10pm, registration will close and NO teams will be entered into the tournament. NO EXCEPTIONS! We are building the brackets on Saturday morning and once those are complete, no changes will be made. Brackets will be posted and emailed out early next week! Thanks!

Hoops Needs Your Help!

We are quickly approaching the tournament date and need all hands on deck {court} to help make Hoops a success! Please click the link below to sign up for a volunteer position. Lots of jobs to choose from! Does your teen need volunteer hours? This is a perfect opportunity to get some of those!

NEW THIS YEAR: Hot Shot Contest @ Hoops in the Highlands!

Show off your shooting skills during the tournament and WIN BIG!

Hoops in the Highlands – The Week After – Lost & Found, Shirts & Merchandise for Sale, Best Team Names, & Our Thanks!

Hoops in the Highlands 2018 in the books!


Everyone out there braved the coldest weather ever for Hoops!  We have some massive thank you’s to our committee and sponsors.  We couldn’t have done this without you!


We have our highly coveted dry-fit t-shirts, Hoops decals and basketball squishies for sale through 4/30.  Just click here for the details.  We will deliver locally!


We have many items found at the event.  Those photos are on our Facebook page and include Yeti’s, basketballs, folding chairs (and several covers), clothing, hats, gloves, water bottles, coats, and more.  Don’t have Facebook?  Just send us a message if you’ve lost something!  We will donate all that is not claimed soon.   Facebook:  @Hoopsinthehighlands   Email:


Hoops Raffle Fire Sale! Camp Gladiator 4 Week Camp Gift Certificate. Expires 5/22/18, not valid for current campers. First people to email with a commitment to pay $10 wins. Must arrange to pay by this next Friday the 20th, we will arrange for certificate delivery. 


The Hoops Committee voted on “Best Team Name” and awarded two winners! Congratulations to “We’re Just Here For The Chick Fil-A” from LHJH/Covenant and “Cookies and Kareem!” from St. Mark’s & WRE. Team members will receive a Hoops in the Highlands medal. Enjoy reading these other top team names below, they are great!


Hoops in the past has awarded a Best Uniform award as well, but since everyone was so bundled up, we couldn’t see them to judge!


Top Names


Thank you for supporting our schools!  See you on the courts in 2019!


Your 2018 Chairs,
Tara & Kevin Hickman
Merilee & Andy Biancardi

Hoops 2018 Brackets and Information

Hello Hoops Participants!

Click here for brackets and rules for next Saturday, April 7th.  You can access both on our website and we will have a hard copy of the rules for coaches and parents, along with a map of the courts in their packets.

Some key notes –

  • Packet Pickup is Friday, April 6th at Highland Oaks Church of Christ (10805 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75238) from 3 pm – 7 pm.  Bahama Bucks will have their snow cone truck there for us and 20% of the proceeds will go towards our cause.  Open to the public.  Thanks Bahama Bucks!
  • All games will be 15 minutes for all grades. There will not be any time outs.
  • We will have two courts (#5 and #15) where all of the championship games will be played. Pool play will decide standings for the bracket play.
  • There will be food available for purchase throughout the day from Chick-fil-A, Mariano’s, and Andy’s.  As well as Dr.Pepper/Snapple drinks and water, candy, popsicles and snacks.
  • There are plenty of ways to stay entertained throughout the day with performances, the Hoops Shoot free throw contest, raffle ticket drawings with fantastic prizes, sponsor tables, kids activities, and of course all the great teams to watch.
  • If you want to be a part of the Hoops in the Highlands Volunteer Team, the sign up link is here.  There should be slots available around your kids’ schedule so you don’t have to miss them play.
  • Please follow us on facebook and twitter if you aren’t already so you won’t miss out on the latest announcements and posts.

Lastly, please note for Saturday that you can also enter the HOCC campus from Estate Lane (parallel to the LBJ service road) where there is access to parking as well.

We look forward to seeing everyone out there!

Merilee & Andy Biancardi
Kevin & Tara Hickman
Hoops in the Highlands 2018 Co-chairs

Hoops Registration Deadline Extended + Volunteer News!

Hoops in the Highlands is just 15 days away!  There is still time to register your teams, and we have decided to extend registration through the weekend until midnight Sunday, March 25th.


Brackets will be built as soon as registration closes and they will be emailed and posted on the Hoops website.  Look for these early next week.


Hoops would not a success without our volunteers!  Below is the link to the sign up for volunteering.  Once you receive your schedule next week, please help out by signing up for a scorekeeper slot or help out with concessions!


The Hoops Shoot free throw contest is back!  This is open to anyone of any age, and you do not need to be registered to play.


We will have food for purchase from Mariano’s, Chick Fil-A & others.  There will be be plenty of snacks, candy, popsicles & even Andy’s Custard “Minis”.  There will be decals & squishies for sale, entertainment,  and an incredible raffle!  If you would like to win a Dallas Maverick’s team autographed basketball, we have one in the raffle!   You do not need to be present to win.


Sign up your team today!



Volunteer Link:  Event day volunteers


Help with Concession Supplies here:  Hoops Concessions Sign Up


Packet Pickup is Friday, April 6th from 3-7p at Highland Oaks Church of Christ.  Bahama Bucks will be there selling their fabulous snowcones!


Hoops Packet Pickup Information – Friday, April 6th

Hoops Packet Pickup Change – FRIDAY 4/6/18!
Due to logistical circumstances beyond our control, team packet pickup is moving to Friday, April 6th from 3-7p. (This was previously noted to be Thursday).  We hope that the 4 hour window for pickup can help accommodate everyone’s busy schedule. 

Great news!  Bring your family and friends to packet pickup and treat yourselves to Bahama Bucks snow cones!  Bahama Bucks will bring their truck & trailer out for the duration of packet pickup, with 20% of proceeds going back to Hoops. Thank you, Bahama Bucks!  
Don’t wait until it’s too late!  Brackets are filling up – register your team TODAY!
Hoops in the Highlands is just 5 weeks away!   On time registration ends MARCH 15th!!

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2018 Registration is Open!

Registration for Hoops in the Highlands 2018 is officially OPEN! Early reg is $100 per team and closes on 3/15. Get your teams registered! Click the “2018 Registration is Open” button on our website home page at Email questions to Event is Saturday, April 7th at Highland Oaks Church of Christ.

Don’t forget to eat at Grub Burger to Support HOOPS! .  For the whole month of February Grub Burger Bar will be hosting a spirit month for Hoops in the Highlands.  If and when you eat there, please let them know you are there for Hoops so the proceeds can go directly back to our schools.  Thank you Grub!! (4925 Greenville Ave)

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2018 Hoops in the Highlands News!

Greetings from Hoops in the Highlands!

The date is set for our 15th annual tournament.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7, 2018.  There are a couple of changes this year we wanted you to know about.  First, we will now have a bracket for kindergarten teams, boys and girls.  Second, a new incentive for sponsors – if you or your company with give a cash donation of $500 or more, you will receive one free team registration.  Please email for more information.  Lastly, and perhaps the best news, Thurgood Marshall Elementary will be joining our efforts and will also receive a portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser along with the other 4 participating feeder schools of LHJH.  Welcome to the Hoops team Thurgood!

Upcoming Dates 
Registration will be open February 5th stay tuned for more information on that.  And also for the whole month of February Grub Burger Bar will be hosting a spirit month for Hoops in the Highlands.  If and when you eat there, please let them know you are there for Hoops so the proceeds can go directly back to our schools.  Thank you Grub!!

Please find us on facebook and twitter, visit our website and email us with any questions at

We are looking forward to a great tournament!

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