2016 Tournament

About the Tournament

The Thaakat Annual Feed the Need Basketball Tournament will take place November 26 + 27, 2016 in Chicago, IL. LIVE. The event boasts a weekend of fun filled days of basketball, entertainment, food, giveaways and more!

The event is more than just showing off your best dunk on the courts (though we do enjoy that!). Since 2010, this weekend of friendly competition has helped us raise over $70,000 for our global projects. As funding starts to run low, your participation and donations help us close a successful end of year. Your registration fee provides clean water, education and healthcare to thousands of people in need.


How Can You Help

  • PLAY. Register your team to play HERE.
  • VOLUNTEER TODAY. Email us at to sign up as a volunteer
  • DONATE. Sponsor our event by sending us a donation on behalf of your organization or business and receive special recognition

About Rise Up

The Chicago Rise Up Fund expands athletic and academic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods by fighting violence through opportunity. The fund will provide athletic scholarships to rising stars who may not have the financial means to purchase equipment, gear, supplies and uniforms to compete on the courts.

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How long will the games be? Will they take all day?

A: All of your games will be played within a span of 4-5 hours. You will be a part of morning games or afternoon games.


Can we pick our jersey color?

A: Colors and time preference are given to the teams who register and PAY first. The sooner you pay, the better options you will have


Do all proceeds from the event go to charity?

A: 100% of proceeds from food, registration, apparel sales and donations at the event go to our charitable projects in Pakistan, Ghana and Sierra Leone


Can I bring friends and family to watch?

A: Friends and family watch for free! Games are open to an audience, the more the merrier. Sunday we will feature a free throw contest and presentation along with raffles and lunch


Can I bring new players with me during the finals?

A: Players must participate in at least one game on Saturday in order to be eligible to play on Sunday

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