Boys and girls ages 12-18 are invited to come to the Pascagoula Recreation Department this Saturday, April 21, to play basketball in the free Hoops 4 Hope event. Members of the Pascagoula High School Panthers and Lady Panthers basketball teams will serve as coaches and referees. The students will play on teams alongside the Pascagoula Police Deparment, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. followed by the drafting of the teams at 9 a.m. with games to begin at 10 a.m. A free hamburger and hot dog cookout will be held at noon. The event is open free to Pascagoula residents. Boys and girls ages 5-11 are welcome to attend to assist with the event.