The Hoops For Good community fund is tapping into the powers of basketball and cryptocurrency in order to create social impact. The fund has identified four non-profit organizations that have proven track records of using basketball as a means for unifying and strengthening communities. Powered by Endaoment, an on-chain philanthropy platform, the fund is enabled to seamlessly accept cryptocurrency donations after another record year for the emerging technology.
Thanks to an anchor donation from JDS Sports—a sports, entertainment, and technology holding company with deep ties to the game—Hoops For Good launched on December 1st with immediate impact. Donations are open to the public until December 31st and are also accepted in US Dollars. Upon closing, the total amount raised will be granted to the four non-profit organizations highlighted below.
Please visit this link in order to contribute: https://app.endaoment.org/hoops-for-good
Project Backboard’s mission is to renovate public basketball courts and install large scale works of art on court surfaces in order to strengthen communities, improve park safety, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively about their environment.
Check out a great example of one of their court refurbishment projects.
PeacePlayers uses basketball as an innovative tool to unite a critical mass of diverse youth leaders around the globe. These PeacePlayers work together to dismantle structures of conflict and inequity in their societies and beyond. Check out their hype reel.
Based in Boston, Shooting Touch’s mission is to use the mobilizing power of basketball as a tool for health education, intervention, and improved well-being for individuals, families, and communities. Shooting Touch provides opportunity and insight necessary to challenge the existing socioeconomic inequalities while establishing trust and belonging amongst those involved.
Based in Brooklyn, New Height’s mission is to educate and empower promising underserved youth to be leaders, champions, and student-athletes by developing the skills necessary for success in high school, college, and life.
Photo via Project Backboard.