About the Hoops and Hope Classic


Our vision is to bring together families across Medford and its surrounding areas to honor the memory of Krystle Campbell, and Brandon Bolden while also showing appreciation for the West Medford Community Center. Our goal is to raise money that will support youth activities while also creating an annual athletic event for everyone to enjoy.


Join celebrity guests and current and former pro athletes and coaches on August 26th at Dugger Park in West Medford, Massachusetts to honor and support the memory of Medford’s own Brandon Bolden, Krystle Campbell, and the West Medford Community Center (serving youth and families in West Medford).

In Honor Of:

Krystle Campbell

Krystle, a 29-year-old Medford, Massachusetts native, was one of three people killed in the April 15, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. She was a graduate of Medford High School and attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Krystle worked for many years as a manager with Jasper White’s Summer Shack restaurants, and more recently was a manager at Jimmy’s Steer House in Arlington. She is remembered for her amazing smile, her infectious energy and enthusiasm, and her kindness toward family, friends and co-workers alike. Krystle is survived by her parents, Patricia and William Campbell, and her brother, Billy Campbell.

Krystle Campbell Memorial Fund

Brandon Bolden

Brandon, a 16-year old Medford, Massachusetts native, was an up and coming basketball star who tragically passed away while playing the game he loved, on the court in the summer of 2000. In honor of his memory there is a memorial plaque located at Dugger Park in West Medford. Brandon was a staple of the West Medford community and was a budding star on and off the court. Since his passing the community has run a summer basketball league and tournament in his honor.

Brandon Bolden Tournament

West Medford Community Center

The West Medford Community Center which connects the diverse people of West Medford and the Mystic River Valley through social, educational, cultural, health and recreational activities. For over sixty years the West Medford Community Center has connected the diverse people of West Medford with programs for children and adults. Their focus has been on the community and providing a fun place and safe haven for kids to feel at home.

Visit WMCC Website