5th Annual Hoopin' in Heaven - Tommy B. Night

What:  Hoopin’ in Heaven - Tommy B. Night 

When:  Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm (Girls Varsity vs. Willmar) and 7:30 pm (Boys Varsity vs. Willmar)

Where:  Sartell High School, Sartell, MN

  • Wear your “Hoopin' in Heaven – Tommy B” shirts or other TB Foundation apparel!

  • MN Slam Squad will perform between the Girls' and Boys' games!

  • Crunch will also be there handing out shirts and taking pictures!

  • Hoopin' in Heaven and Tom Bearson Foundation apparel will be for sale.

  • SAYBA will perform during half-time

  • There will be a raffle for four Tom Bearson Foundation basketballs, and free items will be given out throughout the night!

Crunch Dunking at 2019 Hoopin in Heaven

The 5th Annual Hoopin' in Heaven - Tommy B. Night had our largest attendance yet, with over 1,200 people stopping by the new Sartell High School on Friday, December 20th, 2019. The Tom Bearson Foundation and Bearson Family continue to be blown away and humbled by the support we receive each year. 

This year featured some new entertainment - the MN Slam Squad and Timberwolves' mascot, Crunch! They put on a great show between the Girls' and Boys' games, and some lucky kids even got to be included in the performance. They were also kind enough to sign autographs for awhile afterwards. What a show!  

Similar to last year, the first 500 students in attendance received free Tommy B. sweatbands courtesy of Jim Schmitz and B-Driven Sports! These sweatbands (and 40 free Tommy B. armsleeves that were handed out to students and kids later) were - again - a huge hit. You can learn more about B-Driven Sports here. In addition to the headbands and armbands, it warmed our hearts to see that there were hundreds of Tommy B. shirts worn and purchased that night. ​​Also, the TB Foundation raffled off four custom Tom Bearson Foundation Wilson basketballs - two high school girls size and two high school boys size - to some SAYBA players. 

Thank you (again!) to Sartell High School, Sartell Athletic Director Ryan Hauge, SAYBA, the coaches, players, captains' parents, volunteers, supporters, and TBF Board Members for all of your contributions and support leading up to and during the 5th Annual Hoopin' in Heaven - Tommy B. Night. We are forever grateful!​ Lastly, thank you SO much to Luke Schmidt for taking pictures of the night! ​A link to his pictures can be found at the top of this page, and you can view the rest of his pictures here