At Playeasy, we believe in the power of sports, and its powerful way of making an impact on society. We want to highlight the good being done with sports as the platform, featuring events booked through Playeasy. Choose Your Charity Events, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable athletes to raise money and awareness for the causes closest to them through competitive events, has achieved just that.
Tournaments hosted by CYC Events are unique charity tournaments. Instead of raising money for just one charity, each participating team selects a charity to represent during the tournament. All players commit to fundraising a small amount for their charity leading up to the event, and CYC makes a small donation to each charity as well. You don’t need to be a world class athlete to make an impact for the causes you care about most.
Their 4th Annual CYC Basketball Tournament took place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at Starland Sportsplex in Hanover, MA. This year’s tournament included 24 teams, and incorporated a 5 on 5 basketball tournament with two divisions: Competitive and Just For Fun. They were able to surpass their $20,000 fundraising goal, raising over $25,000! It was a day full of entertainment, including charity representative speeches, a 3 Point Competition, a Skills Competition, a Knockout Competition, music, raffles, silent auction, 50/50, and more!
Since the start of Choose Your Charity, over $45,000 was raised for over 26 charities! Each event they host raises funds and awareness for a new group of charities in need. They have officially put the fun in fundraising, and we can’t wait to see them continue to make in impact as they continue to grow!
“Last year it took months to find a facility for our charity basketball tournament. With Playeasy, I entered what we were looking for and we received an offer from a facility that matched our criteria perfectly. Having the ability to communicate with the facility manager directly through the site helped make the process seamless. We will be using Playeasy for all of our future events!”
- Derek DeAntonis, Founder of Choose Your Charity Events