Famous askonim and philanthropists Shlomo Yehuda and Yisroel Rechnitz were videoed this week testing their basketball skills against two famous NBA basketball players, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The two generous Los Angeles natives fell short against the basketball professionals, losing to the NBA rookies 62-12.
The basketball game wasn’t all fun and games — the event was part of a tzedakah campaign called Hoops for Hope. The fundraiser was put together by the Rechnitz brothers to raise money for Ateres Avigayil, an organization created l’ilu nishmas the wife of R’ Yisroel Rechnitz A”H.
Ateres Avigayil is a Los Angeles based chesed organization that offers various medical services to the Jewish community, including meals, transportation, housing arrangements and medical referrals. Volunteers for the organization also coordinate hospital and home visits and a medical equipment g’mach is available as well.