“To empower urban communities by engaging them in enriching activities that will enhance and promote lifetime positive results.”
In January 2007, 10 male youth from Hillcrest Continuation High School in Inglewood, CA were recruited by the H.O.O.P. Foundation to form a basketball team. The team practiced in the New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church gymnasium. Word of mouth began to promote the activity, and over the course of the next two months the number of team participants increased to 15; ending with 25 participants were served in the first quarter.
From April to June 2007 the team was divided into two age groups (18+under and 18-24). The team entered the Slam-Jam Basketball Tournament in Compton, in the Greater Los Angeles Narcotics Anonymous Basketball League from June to August. In the fall of 2007, the 18-24 year old team participated in the Redondo Beach Parks and Recreation Adult League. By the end of the year, the basketball program experienced as many as 35 youth participants.
From 2008 to the Present the program continues to operate a tight schedule. The priorities have changed from18-24 year olds to 5-18 year olds. These teams compete in local tournaments and Shoot Outs. Participants 15 over will travel to San Diego, CA to compete in the California State Games in July each year. Currently we operate at Venice Beach only on Sunday's - This unique Summer camp Weekend runs as a 6-Week Summer Basketball and Life Skills Camp.
The H.O.O.P. Summer Camp, California Games, Insurance and Sponsorships are where you can be a tremendous help.
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give HOOP 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for HOOP this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love HOOP. Thanks to your vote, HOOP earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.