Hoops and Heroes



It’s that time again when two basketball giants meet on the hardwoods to settle a score. Which is better – the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department or the Indianapolis Fire Department?


Join us on Saturday, October 19 as two teams battle it out to see who takes home the prize. Proceeds for the event benefit and raise money for the Julian Center shelter and programs that support and empower Central Indiana survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Two teams. Two halves. One game. One Cause.   The ultimate prize – Bragging Rights. 

Saturday OCTOBER 19


Nicoson Hall

1400 E Hanna Ave; Indianapolis, Indiana 46227



For one night, two teams of Indianapolis superheroes meet for the ultimate battle where everyone wins. 

This free, family fun event includes police and fire equipment, a basketball skills challenge, Boomer from The Indiana Pacers showing off his stuff at a half time dunk show, face painting and more!

Join us early for Pregame fun:

  • Police and Fire Vehicles, IMPD Mounted Patrol Horses

  • Face Painters

  • Jr. Pacers/Jr. Fever Skills Challenge: *time yourself in a basketball obstacle course like you are in your own NBA All-Star Saturday Night!

  • Mascots and Dance Teams including: McGruff, Boomer, Freddy Fever, Pacemates, Indiana Fever Inferno Hip Hop Squad

  • Pacers Fan Van



Julian Center Programs

The Julian Center has been providing services to people experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking for over forty years. Our core purpose is to assist survivors through collaborative advocacy and support to achieve long-term safety, stability and self-sufficiency. The Julian Center has carefully constructed a continuum of care to offer services for survivors throughout their journey. By utilizing survivor-defined practices, we meet survivors where they are in their own process of healing and support them in whatever way we can.

All of our programs are confidential.



Programs and services intended primarily to protect survivors from danger, risk, injury and/or provide crisis intervention to obtain shelter, immediate re-location or safety planning. 



Programs and services intended to help prepare survivors ,n becoming well-rounded and emotionally healthy members of their family and community and assist them in achieving financial, emotional and physical autonomy and self-sufficiency. 


Programs and services intended to provide essential services such as food, clothing or shelter, assist survivors in setting/achieving their goals and collaborate with survivors to ensure these achievements are sustainable and can remain constant. 



Programs and services intended to combine our mission, our work, and our reputation to increase community awareness, education and partnerships and utilize the momentum of our work and survivors to make a long-lasting and sustainable impact on out community. 



IT takes a community - and the community is invited for free

HOOPS AND HEROES IS FOR EVERYONE. This year we invite partner organizations and nonprofits to join us at the game for free. If your organization is a 501C3 organization and you would like to bring your staff or the the people you serve to the event, we would love to have you!  

Contact Terry CEASER-HUDSON for more information