Hoops for Davis

Hoops for Davis is an annual celebration of Davis' life through the experience of basketball. The event is designed to bring awareness to the Stanwood-Camano community by emphasizing community support and service. Everyone suffers losses and they are felt by more than family. The community often comes together and helps one and other when someone is suffering. It is a strong community that seeks to help out others during hardships such as death, fire, flooding, injury, financial hardship, etc. Thank you for helping our community and helping others through your service and support.

The Event

Basketball games such as Firemen vs. Policemen, High School Staff vs. Middle School Staff, Young Alumni vs. Old Alumni and Juniors vs. Seniors are played through the evening. At the same time, everyone is invited to bid on numerous silent auction items donated by members of the community, local businesses and sports franchises. Entrance to the event is free so the casual atmosphere and basketball games make this an ideal activity for families.

The 5th Grade Game

The night always starts off with the 5th grade game. In order to participate in the game, fifth graders must write an essay about their thoughts on community service. They are asked to answer the following questions in their paper.

Their papers are posted in the lobby during the event each year.

There are two reasons a game for fifth-graders was chosen. First, it is the end of elementary school and the start of a new adventure in middle school. Second, Davis was in fifth grade when he passed away.

Davis Carlson

Davis Carlson

Garry Carlson addresses the 2011 crowd

Garry Carlson addresses the 2011 crowd


If you would like to sponsor the tournament, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss the sponsorship options with you.

Order 2013 Shirts

You can pre-order the 2013 Hoops for Davis t-shirts ($15) and seatshirts ($30) by filling out the order form and returning it to the address included. You get to pick your color! Here is this year's design.

2013 Hoops for Davis T-Shirt Design

2013 Hoops for Davis T-Shirt Design

2013 Event Information

Where: Stanwood High School
7400 272nd Street NW
Stanwood WA 98292 (map)
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  1. Show up, bid, and watch
  2. Enter a basketball team
  3. Volunteer
Contact: You can always contact us.
Cost: Free

If you have an item that you think would be great for the silent auction, please let us know!

See more pictures and stay up-to-date on the Davis Carlson Memorial Facebook page.

2012 Event

Hoops participants and their fans raised over $8,000 through donations, raffles, auction bids and concession sales at the 2012 event. Families were treated to six basketball games while also parusing the silent auction items.


Thank you officials for donating your time to Hoops!

Teachers Team

The 2012 teachers team held their own against the firefighters

Old Alumni

These guys - the old SHS alumni - smoked the younger alumni in their game

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