Hoops Against Hunger


The Southern Conference has been known for decades for their high academic standards, tremendous faculty, staff, and their nationally recognized athletic teams. But SOCON is known for so much more as they bring their highly contested conference basketball championships to Asheville each March.

Not only to bring excitement and a top level of competition of the men’s and women’s basketball title to the Harrah’s Cherokee Center but they also show what true champions they are.

Each year, Southern Conference Basketball joins Eblen Charities, Ingles Markets, and area host hotels in collecting food for the Hoops Against Hunger program. A $5 discount per ticket being given for anyone bringing food to the sessions.

The 2020, 3rd annual Hoops Against Hunger Hotel Challenge brought in a record amount of food for kids who may not have enough to eat while away from school on Spring Break.
More than 10,000 snacks and meals, nearly 5000 pounds of food were collected at the hotels and the Ingles SoCon Basketball Tournament. 
We would like to thank our partners who make the Hoops Against Hunger Program possible: Ingles, Southern Conference, iHeartMedia Asheville, WLOS, Arby’s, Pepsi, Brumit Restaurant Group, Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, and Buncombe County Schools.