The Melbourne Boomers and Helping Hoops have continued to enjoy a positive partnership throughout 2017-18, with many of our participants attending games throughout the season. The Boomers have also given…
Helping Hoops is an independent charity running free basketball programs for over 1,000 underprivileged children. Over 450 sessions per year benefit children and young people of all abilities aged 7 to 21. As a charity, Helping Hoops is not solely focused on improving skills, but also uses basketball to instill values that benefit children in their lives outside of sport.
Children attending Helping Hoops programs have an intellectual disability or special needs, are from a migrant or refugee background, are living on inner-city high-rise public housing estates, or are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Helping Hoops aims to build self-esteem, provide a sense of belonging and community, aid social cohesion, instil discipline, develop goal setting and leadership skills, and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
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 500 South Sudanese-Australian youth from all across Australia.
HELPING HOOPS MEMBERS
Helping kids in need is a team effort. We want you on our team! Become a member of Helping Hoops by making a monthly donation and enjoy great benefits. Click here to learn more.CURRENT MEMBER COUNT: 63 PEOPLE GIVING $1,301 PER MONTH
We are looking to get to 100 members by the end of 2018. Click here to help us reach our goal.
January 20 saw over 30 participants from the Fitness First Brighton community take part in the Helping Hoops Fitness Challenge. The event was designed in collaboration with our volunteer Nick…
Friday September 15 saw us increase our weekly program schedule to 10 with the launch of Helping Hoops Power. Power is a female-only project that gives young women the opportunity…