McCabe's 'Hoops 2 Help' making a difference

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - We've seen his skills on the court, but Kaukauna senior basketball star Jordan McCabe's heart is as big as his game.

“You have been given a platform,” McCabe said. “You have a lot of people that look up to you. Why not use that for good? That's what we did with Hoops 2 Help.”

Hoops to Help is in its 4th year. The annual skills camp McCabe hosts for youngsters will be held at Kaukauna High School this Saturday, raising money for the MACC fund and a local family.

“It's a way to connect the game that I love to something much bigger than that,” McCabe said.

This year the camp's money raised with benefit the family of Macy Van Zeeland, who was born with a chromosomal deletion disease, and passed away last Thursday at 14 months of age.

“Right now we have close to $10,000 in a GoFundMe account that I put out there the day Macy passed away,” McCabe said.

You can find a link to that GoFundMe page and the MACC Fund website on Hoops2Help.org.

Right now there's a wait list for the basketball skills clinic, but the public can still get in on the Hoops 2 Help fun as high schools stars Tyrese Haliburton, Joey Hauser, Tyler Herro and others join McCabe for a dunk contest, skills contest, and games Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

“All these top athletes are going to come in and put on a show,” McCabe said. “If you can't get in the camp, you didn't register, that's fine, 5-7 is a time you're going to want to be here. It's a lot of fun.

“My goal was to at least set a benchmark for young people, kids in high school coming up, know that they do have an impact.

“A lot of times we go through life and try not to still our necks out there too far.

“I would definitely encourage anybody who has these type of goals and aspirations, I would just encourage them to put those into action.”