Hopey’s Heart Foundation Party

–Hosted by Rebecca Lobo and featuring many UCONN Women’s Basketball Alumni—

Uncasville, CT—July 27, 2013—

The Hopey’s Heart Foundation Party founded by reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles and hosted by UCONN Alumni and ESPN broadcaster Rebecca Lobo was a huge success in its first year of the event. In a night to raise funds to provide life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to schools and other institutions across the U.S., Charles raised over $5,000 thanks in large part to generous donations from everyone in attendance.


Photo by Arnett Murry


Following the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game, Charles hosted fans, sponsors and many of her colleagues at Geno’s Fastbreak inside the Mohegan Sun Casino for a night of food, drinks and raffle prizes which included U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball game-worn jerseys and autographed WNBA All-Star memorabilia.

HHF Party (1)

Photo by Arnett Murry


Charles received amazing support from her WNBA family including Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Maya Moore and Anne Donovan, as well as WNBA Commissioner Laurel Richie and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.
The night culminated with the presentation of AED’s to the Markman Children’s Program and the Boston Higashi School for Autism, two of this year’s recipients of the Hopey’s Heart Foundation Grant Program.

HHF Party (2)

Photo by Arnett Murry


Aside from the Markman Children’s Program and the Boston Higashi School for Autism, there were 16 other recipients awarded an AED from Hopey’s Heart Foundation. The second quarter has begun and applications are welcomed until August 18, 2013.

Keep HOPEY alive!