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CROWDRISE : Jul 11, 2012
Tax ID: 45-4409593
BASED: S Yarmouth, MA, United States



Our Mission

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Founded by Jonah Shea, Shea’s No Limit Youth Basketball Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing kids from all over Cape Cod with a fully funded basketball league and a positive environment where competitiveness, fun and fairness co-exist.

After becoming quadriplegic in a 2007 diving accident, Jonah chose to use his personal struggles as a way to make a difference in the local community. “Although I love to coach basketball,” Jonah explains, “I'm even more interested in being a mentor. Through Shea’s YBA, we’re using basketball as a way to teach kids – regardless of their family’s economic situation – camaraderie, teamwork, hard work and, most importantly, respect for one another.”

Our Program
Delivering on Jonah's vision begins with our coaches and tutors, all of whom are volunteers.  Teaching the fundamentals of the game is only one aspect of our commitment to the kids in the league – coaching them through critical transition years is as important.  With that in mind, we will have tutors available on Saturdays and Sundays to help with homework.  In addition, players will attend a mandatory event at the season’s start that will focus on the connection between sports, education and living a healthy lifestyle. Topics will range from drug awareness to focusing on diet and exercise, to the relationship between academic achievement and successful athletic careers.

A third aspect of our program is community outreach.  We feel it is important to instill in the kids the value of giving back to others, especially given the generosity that allows Shea’s YBA to exist.  Our players will participate in volunteering from time to time during the season.

Your Support Makes Shea's YBA Possible!
Currently, we are raising the funds to support our inaugural season, which will begin in Fall 2012 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.  Initially we will have eight teams of 7thand 8thgrade boys, based on current funding and coach availability.  Our goal is to raise enough money to expand our programs over time to additional grade levels as well a girls’ league.

We are grateful to the many local businesses and individuals who have contributed sponsorships, time and resources that have enabled us to come this far … and a big thanks for your donation today of any size, which helps secure a successful inaugural season of Shea’s No Limit Youth Basketball Association, and an expanded program in years to come.

Remember … there are NO LIMITS!


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