‘Hooping It Up’

‘Hooping It Up’ with Best Buddies Canada is a free-throw competition that takes place in elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities across Canada. For a $2 donation to your Best Buddies chapter, students will attempt to sink as many baskets as possible within 60 seconds.

 Prizes are provided to every school for the winners in each of the student categories: Top Male, Top Female and Top Buddy! 


*Only high school and college/university chapter members are eligible to win the cash prizes. In the event of a tie for the National Grand Prize, all tied participants will be entered into a random draw to
determine the Grand Prize winner.


Check out this video segment CHCHTV did on Hooping It Up at St. Thomas More in Hamilton!


Here are some kind words from a participant’s Mom “My daughter Kaitlin, was interviewed yesterday on CHCH News about the Best Buddies program. Today, when she went to school, everyone was asking for her autograph and nicknamed her “Superstar” What a huge Self Esteem booster, she feels so amazingly special and loves her buddy! This program has made my daughter feel on top of the world, as a parent, I am so emotional and unable to express just how grateful I am right now!”

Hooping It Up Winners 2016 (2017 winners to be announced shortly!)

For the 2015-16 school year there were over 140 schools that participated in Hooping It Up! Last year, St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School in Hamilton, ON raised the most money at $1000. The school with the most participants was Mother Teresa Elementary in Oakville, ON with 510. The event helps to raise awareness of Best Buddies and inclusion within the school, as well as funds for your chapter.

Congratulations to last year’s winners!
Top Male: Malachi Alexander – LaurenHill Academy, Montreal, QC – 29 points
Top Female: Natalie Martinez – Westminster Secondary School, London, ON  – 30 points
Top Buddy: Noah Robblee – Westminster Secondary School, London, ON – 22 points

We encourage every chapter to participate!

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Our Mission

To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Best Buddies provides all participants with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a new friend. We have chapters in every province of Canada.

There are several ways that you can help Best Buddies Canada enhance our communities through one-to-one friendships between people with intellectual disabilities and students.

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