more testimonies for Hoops of Hope and Building a Better Basketball Player

Hoops of Hope
Basketball Ministry
2405 Strickler Road
Colorado Springs CO 80906

Prison Team and Missions Trip Awards

After each trip and at the end of each prison season we hand out awards for MVP and our Diakonos Award.

The MVP is quite simply an award for on court performance which includes all the stats along with leadership qualities shown while playing. The Diakonos award comes from the Greek word meaning ‘servant.’ This award goes to the person on the trip or on the team who demonstrates the heart of a servant in their ministry.


Prison Team Awards

2004 Season

MVP Ross Haverhals

DIAKONOS Rich Ratliff

2005 Season

Co-MVPs Dan Macleay, Ross Haverhals

DIAKONOS Dan Macleay and Jonathan Johnson

Former Winners Ross, Dan and Rich with Kevin at the 2005 Banquet of Hope

Team Italy 2004

MVP Jeff Nutt

DIAKONOS Ross Haverhals


Caly Prison Crusade 2005

MVP Jeff Bickmore


Could you be our next MVP or DIAKONOS award recepient? Apply now for our next mission trip or to be on our Colorado Prison Teams!