Past Major Projects
- Run to the Roses (1991-1994)
- Run to Calgary
- Leapfrog around Greenlake
- Rotary Boys & Girls Club (2010 & 2011)
Journey from the TourneySupport Home Court NW
“Running a basketball from the MGM Grand to Hec Ed one mile at a time. “
Continuing the Tradition
Leapfrogging to Canada, the Run to the Roses and now the Journey from the Tourney. From December 15th through January 3rd, members of the Sigma Tau Chapter of Fiji will run a basketball relay from Las Vegas, site of the 2013 PAC-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, back to Seattle for the start of Pac-12 play. Not only will we be paving the road to a Pac-12 title for the Huskies, but we will also be raising money for a non-profit organization that is close to our heart, Home Court.
Home Court provides after-school, weekend and summer time basketball programs for boys & girls of all ages and abilities. While many of the participants come to Home Court looking for on court success, Home Court’s unique style of programs builds confidence, leadership skills and valuable teammate habits to ensure that the positive impact reaches beyond the court towards success in the classroom, at home and in the community.
Home Court was founded in 2000 as more than 15,000 boys and girls have enjoyed the unique experience that is a Home Court program. Not only have past members of our fraternity attended programs themselves, but the Executive Director and Co-Founder is Pat Scott, class of ’94 and current Purple Legionnaire.
We will once again be reaching out to the Graduate Chapter to help us reach our goal of raising $40,000 for Home Court’s Scholarship Fund and Coaching Development Fund. As a non-profit, Home Court keeps tuition as affordable as possible yet some families require extra financial assistance. Proceeds from the ‘Journey’ will provide more than 250 scholarships allowing the opportunity for less-privileged families to get the benefits of Home Court. Additional funds from the event will also help offset the hiring and training of their coaches who serve as the ultimate role model for the kids in the program. Home Court hires 30-40 high school and college aged students throughout the year, though like anything of purpose, those who give the most, receive the greatest benefit. The habits exhibited by the young coaches directly lead to success in the classroom and the community.