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 hotels in collecting food for the Hoops Against Hunger program.

This year, eight hotels collected food for families adversely affected by the pandemic.  All donations received were delivered by Two Men and a Truck to the Buncombe County Resource Center at Enka Middle School.

2023 Participating hotels include: Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree Biltmore, Hotel Indigo, Hilton Garden Inn Asheville, Hilton Biltmore Park, Holiday Inn Biltmore West, DoubleTree Downtown and Renaissance Asheville.  Congratulations to the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown for winning First Place and the DoubleTree Biltmore for winning Second Place!  Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank our partners who make the Hoops Against Hunger Program possible: Ingles, Southern Conference, iHeartMedia Asheville, WLOS, Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and Explore Asheville.