The Tom Hopkins Foundation was started by Toms children after his early passing from cancer.. They wanted to keep their father’s spirit alive by hosting a softball tournament at Kennedy Park on a Friday night in the summer. Over the past 5 years, the foundation has raised thousands to support local families affected by cancer. A portion of the proceeds is also shared with ten Catholic grade schools. The funds are given to the schools’ athletic departments in support of youth athletics.
The Tom Hopkins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that was established following Tom’s early passing from cancer. Tom “Papa Hops” Hopkins truly loved life, living each day to the fullest, always inspiring his family and friends to do the same. Tom was a proud supporter of youth athletics and a determined fighter of cancer. The Tom Hopkins Memorial Fund strives to keep Papa Hops’ dream alive by providing support to local youth athletics and assisting local families who have been affected by cancer.