The Stamford Peace Youth Foundation held its 2nd biennial “Hoops, Books & Dreams” gala at the Loading Dock in Stamford. Ernest Lamour, former CEO of the Stamford Family YMCA, and student athletes Edona Thaqi and Slywia Lapinski were honored.

At the event, which had a New York City SoHo loft vibe, thanks to the space, guests dined on food and drink from Abigail Kirsch Catering and took part in a silent auction. President and Founder Brian Kriftcher spoke to guests about the Stamford Peace Youth Foundation’s progress as a nonprofit. Since 2008, The Foundation, as well as the Stamford Peace and Beyond Limits Academic Program, have benefitted local youth on and off the court.

Photographs by Emily Masino