Thaakat Annual Tournament

Feed The Need

Thaakat Foundation's Annual Charity Basketball Tournament

2019 Feed the Need Tournament Updates

Sunday Schedule – Advanced

Sunday Schedule – Community

About the Tournament

The 10th Thaakat Annual Feed the Need Basketball Tournament will take place October 5 & 6, 2019 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 (Coming Soon) 
  • VOLUNTEER TODAY. Email us at to sign up as a volunteer
  • DONATE. Contribute to our event by sending us a donation on behalf of your organization or business and receive special recognition
  • BECOME A SPONSOR. Help us arrange this event by becoming an official sponsor of Feed The Need.


32 Mile
AFAM Concept
Afrin Designs
Atlas Consumer Law – Lombard
AtoZ Preschool
Bottle 2 Bottega
Bristol Court
Bullseye Axe Lounge
Burger IM
Chicago Wolves
City Express Travel
Dr. Moazzaem Saeed
Fi Photography
Float Sixty
Healthcare Imaging/ Clinical Labs
Junaid Sheikh
Katris Law Group
Kevin Johnson
KINGS Bowling
Mahrukh Akuly Jewelry
MI Travel
Mr. Broast
NJS Logistics
Oakbrook Park District
Paintball Explosion
Paraagon Films
Point of Light
Priya Paints
Shedd Aquarium
Siblana Decor
Simply beautiful day spa
Spider Electronics
Tandoor Char House
The Dinner Detective 
Zanies Comedy


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