2018 Tournament

Sunday Playoffs
Saturday Rankings

About the Tournament

The Thaakat Annual Feed the Need Basketball Tournament will take place October 6 & 7, 2018 in Chicago, IL. LIVE. The event boasts a weekend of fun filled days of basketball, entertainment, food, giveaways and more!

The event is more than just showing off your best dunk on the courts (though we do enjoy that!). Since 2010, this weekend of friendly competition has helped us raise over $150,000 for our global projects. As funding starts to run low, your participation and donations help us close a successful end of year. Your registration fee provides clean water, education and healthcare to thousands of people in need.

How Can You Help

  • PLAY. Register your team to play HERE.
  • VOLUNTEER TODAY. Email us at to sign up as a volunteer
  • DONATE. Sponsor our event by sending us a donation on behalf of your organization or business and receive special recognition


Accelerate Indoor Kart Racing
Adler Planetarium
AFAM Concept
Athara Pure
AtoZ Preschool
Ayan Productions
Bottle & Bottega – Glen Ellyn
CCL Labs
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Helicopter Tours
City Express Travel
First Ascent Climbing
I Dream of Falafel – Oakbrook
Insourced Icing
KINGS Bowling
Labriola Cafe
Mahrukh Akuly Jewelry
Mr. Halal Broast
NJS Logistics
Paintball Explosion
Paragon Films
Patient Experience Project
The Shedd Aquarium
Siblana Decor
Simply Beautiful Day Spa
Tandoor Char House
Volcano Falls Adventure Park


How long will the games be? Will they take all day?

A: All of your games will be played within a span of 4-5 hours. You will be a part of morning games or afternoon games.

Can we pick our jersey color?

A: Colors and time preference are given to the teams who register and PAY first. The sooner you pay, the better options you will have

Do all proceeds from the event go to charity?

A: 100% of proceeds from food, registration, apparel sales and donations at the event go to our charitable projects in Pakistan, Ghana and Sierra Leone

Can I bring friends and family to watch?

A: Friends and family watch for free! Games are open to an audience, the more the merrier. Sunday we will feature a free throw contest and presentation along with raffles and lunch

Can I bring new players with me during the finals?

A: Players must participate in at least one game on Saturday in order to be eligible to play on Sunday