Helping Hoops is a charity running free weekly basketball programs for over 1,000 disadvantaged & disabled children. Our 350-plus sessions per year benefit kids of all abilities aged 6 to 24. As a charity, Helping Hoops is not focused on competition, teams or producing the next basketball phenomenon, but instead uses basketball to instil values that will benefit children in their lives outside of sport. Children attending Helping Hoops programs are from a refugee or migrant background, have an intellectual disability, are living on inner-city, high-rise public housing estates, or are asylum seekers.
Helping Hoops specifically focuses on building self-esteem, aiding social cohesion, instilling discipline, developing goal setting and leadership skills, and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
Along with our 350-plus sessions per year, Helping Hoops also runs school holiday activities & tournaments for our kids, and is a key contributor to the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association, which runs basketball tournaments for over 300 South Sudanese-Australian youth from all across Australia.
24 HOUR CHARITY SHOOTOUT
On June 27 & 28, over 150 people participated in the 24 Hour Charity Shootout by shooting as many free throws as they can in 15 minutes. As well as making over 20,000 free throws, we raised a total of $55,042.