Hoops for Heroes - Kaneland's Inaugural Day and Knight of Hoops

Contact: Brian Johnson
Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
Kaneland High School
Phone: (630) 365-6100





Press Release

For Release 6 a.m. CSt, February 21, 2014

Kaneland Basketball Holds Event to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball held February 15, 2014

On February 15, 2014, nearly 1000 basketball players and fans filled the gym @ KHS as Kaneland Boys Basketball held its Inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project.   Varsity/sophomore basketball programs from Hillcrest, North Chicago, St. Charles North, Peoria Richwoods and Larkin (Elgin) joined the Knights in thrilling the crowd with galactic three-pointers, stifling defense and thundering slam-dunks.

Most important… the event celebrated our nation’s veterans as proceeds went to Wounded Warrior Project to honor and empower wounded veterans (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Kaneland Varsity Head Coach Brian Johnson had this to share, “It was a really special event.  In addition to great basketball action and bringing the community together, we celebrated veterans and recognized those who serve.  This is an important lesson to reinforce with the players, parents and fans.  Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors that made it happen!” 

More than 100 sponsors, businesses and individuals, made the event possible. 

Net contributions of more than $6000.00 dollars will go to Wounded Warrior Project.  And the event website will remain open and accept donations -


Next year’s event will be held in February of 2015.  We hope to see you there! 

Our Sponsors and Volunteers are the BEST!

A BIG THANK YOU for helping to make this year’s 
Inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball a SUCCESS!

Event Sponsors 

Nissan of St. Charles 

Holian Industries 

Innovative Organics

Bootlegger’s Bar and Grill
Carmi and Ed Bonifas
Eddie Gaedel’s Barr and Grill
George and Sandra Milton
Imperial Plumbing
MAC Construction, Inc.
NICOR/AGL Resources
Paisano’s Pizza and Grill
Rassmussen College 

…and 100+ Draw Down Raffle Participants!

Raffle Basket and In-Kind Sponsors

Hill’s Country Store ● Cheryl and Dr. Harry Krauspe ● Premier Designs Jewelery (Jeanene Messick) ● Tastefully Simple (Elizabeth Turk) ● Oberweis Dairy ● The Elburn Herald ● 101.9 The MIX ● Brianna’s Pancake Café ● Couture Tan of Sugar Grove ● Jimmy John’s of Sugar Grove ● Javier Martinez ● Boyzz Weekend ● AHW of Elburn (John Deere) ● The Needham Shop ● Hartmann Farms ● Superior Beverage ● Ream’s Elburn Market ● VWsquared Marketing ● Cindy Miller ● Frank McCannon III ● Artisan Furniture ● Sharon Drmolka ● Bootlegger’s Raffle Staff ● Joe Spitzzeri ● Corydon Converting ● Knights Wrestling ● Chuck and Mary Liss ● AND COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS!!!