Hoops for Hope
“Hoops for Hope,” the annual Mike O'Brien Invitational basketball event,
raises over $15,000 for the HDF!
The 2008 “Hoops for Hope” annual Mike O'Brien Invitational basketball event, will take place on December 20, 2008 at Laker Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.
The event is named in memory of Oswego's Mike O'Brien, who, on May 1, 2005, fell to his death while attempting to summit Mount Everest in an effort to raise funds for, and awareness of, the Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF).
All net proceeds will be donated to the Hereditary Disease Foundation in memory of Mike O'Brien and Coaches v. Cancer in memory of Jay Kelly.
See attached for details, schedule and registration information.
Find out more about Hoops for Hope—PDF format
Hoops for Hope, "The Mike O'Brien Invitational" had donated 4 scholarships ($500 each) to the participating schools. Click here for more information.
Benefit in Honor of Mike O'Brien
- First Annual "Cat" High vs "Pub" High alumni basketball game to benefit HDF
December 23, 2005 (Mike's 40th Birthday), Laker Hall (SUNY Oswego, NY)
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To see more information and news about Mike O'Brien, please [click here].
Please visit Michael O'Brien's Obituary Page
View a Photo Tribute Video
Please share your thoughts and memories - Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home will
deliver your message to Michael's family.
HDF family sends condolences to
O'Brien family after tragedy strikes Mt Everest expedition:
02 May 2005 -
Our very deepest sorrow and sadness go to the O'Brien
family. Our thanks to them for raising awareness of needed research for such a
critical cause. HD kills, just like Mt. Everest. The two brothers were climbing
the summit together to help find the cure.
HDF Everest Expedition:
O'Brien's Everest -
We are seeking to become the first American
brothers to summit Mount Everest together, which we hope to accomplish in the
spring of 2005. Our intent is to raise money for the Hereditary Disease
Foundation, which funds scientific research seeking cures for diseases such as
Huntington's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. It is one of the most highly rated
charities in the US, and is of personal significance to us, having lost several
family members to Huntington's Disease.