ABCD’s Hoop Dreams back on at TD Garden

BOSTON — After a pandemic pause, a big Boston event that benefits local teens is back on at TD Garden. ABCD’s Hoop Dreams is a charity basketball tournament that enables basketball fans to live out their dreams of playing on the floor of the Garden.

The tournament supports ABCD youth programs that break down barriers and create opportunities for youths. They include SummerWorks and WorkSmart, which offer paid jobs, mentoring, career development, and academic and social supports.

President of the Boston Celtics’ Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, is the tournaments’ co-host. Boston 25 News anchor Kerry Kavanaugh spoke with Stevens on Friday and asked him what this event means to him.


“The impacts right now are even more important, right. The dollars raised are even more important. The ability to impact kids in every which way because of how difficult the last 20 months have been on everybody,” Stevens said. “And that’s on top of a community that has needs, and we need to all step up and help them meet those needs. For us, it’s all about taking a night out of our schedules right to be together, to be together around some bad basketball and just do some good for others.”

Hoop Dreams is set for Tuesday, November 2 at 5 p.m. ABCD says they might be able to take on a couple of more teams.

For more information regarding ABCD Hoop Dreams 2021, contact Liz McCarthy at 617-620-6949 or, or visit

The organization invites the general public to donate as well so that more students can be put on the path to success. Visit to make a donation.

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