Hope for Girls- Africa, Hoop Dreams

$3,231 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 49 months

HI, I'm Darby, I'm 13 and play for the Mass Huskies AAU team. I'm here to tell you about an awesome opportunity we are a part of and ask for your donation to help us make this dream a reality; a dream that is likely a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for our players.

We have partnered with an organization, Hope4Girls Africa,(H4G) to support two student athletes on their journey to the United States to attend high school.  The Huskies girls are passionate about basketball, and are fortunate to have strong parental support and community encouragement to pursue their dreams, something that not all girls outside of the US enjoy. Partnering with H4G is a chance to not only expand the horizons of the girls in both organizations, but also advance the global effort to empower girls through sport.

In February 2012, the U.S. Department of State announced a global effort to engage women and girls through sports. "The Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in sports around the world. According to the United Nations when girls participate in sports they are more likely to attend school and participate in society. When women and girls can walk on the playing field, they are more likely to step into the classroom, the boardroom, and step out as leaders in society. "- See more at: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/sports-diplomacy/empowering-women-and-girls-through-sports#sthash.LWZmjGV5.dpuf

By working with H4G to further expand its outreach we are enabling the H4G girls not only the opportunity to play the sport they love but attend high school in a safe and encouraging environment. We would like to show them that there is more to the world than the poverty they see and live in.  We are proud to take part in something that is likely to have a profound effect on both the H4G and Huskies players.

Hope for girls Africa (H4G) is a USA based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the increased participation and empowerment of disadvantaged youngAfrican women through sports and education. Their target group is young african women between the ages of 12-17. H4G provides opportunities for these young women to display and develop character, intellect, and athletic ability through sports camps, learning workshops, and other empowerment workshops.

Help us raise funds for a scholarship fund which will cover expenseses associated with their education here in the United States.  You can make a difference.
Thank you
-Darby, age 13, Mass Huskies AAU

All proceeds go to Hope4Girls Africa.
Hope4girls Africa is a USA-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance to the Taxation Laws of the United States of America. (Tax ID: 27-0538730).

The Mass Huskies http://www.masshuskies.com/
Mission: The Huskies AAU Club is committed to providing a comprehensive basketball program for young women. Our organization strives to improve each player's overall skill level and 'basketball IQ'. Professional coaches will teach proper technique, skills and fundamentals, which combined with playing experience, is invaluable. There is beginner, intermediate and elite teams for ages 10U through 16U.
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It's been a while since we've posted here and a lot has been happening.

The Huskies had a chance to meet with Mo (founder H4G Africa) and Felicia (H4G student/player attending high school in Pennsylvania on scholarship) at the Nike USJN tournament in DC last week. We also had the chance to connect with Mo about the status of our fundraising.

We are still pursuing our efforts to help the H4G Africa organization - but remain short of the funds necessary to bring a team to the US.

To expedite our impact on this organization, we have been asked by the H4G team to consider modifying our mission. Instead of bringing a team to the US for one week, would we contribute to the H4G scholarship fund to help one H4G Africa student/player attend high school in the US. We believe that this would have a deeper, longer lasting impact to their organization.

Our revised goal would be $10,000, with the target of presenting the funds to H4G Africa this fall.

We believe, as we hope you do, that this adjustment is within the spirit of our original mission to help young girls though the H4G Africa organization - making a difference!
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Three Huskies players raised $180 in donations at a local showcase tournament on Sunday - Way to Go Girls!!!
Huskies Players Darby, Kelly, and Kerri
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Raised by 19 people in 49 months
Created January 18, 2014
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Billerica Winwater Works Co.
43 months ago

Excited about reaching our realistic goal. Even more excited about forever changing the life of a young woman.

Mass Huskies
46 months ago

$156 raised by the Mass Huskies players at their April tournament!! Way to go girls!!

Krysten Brennan
47 months ago

Great cause, Darby! Keep up the good work!

Mary Lou Smith
47 months ago

Greg Lindquist reached out to his colleagues and brought this worthy cause to my attention. Good luck and I hope you achieve your goal.

kelley manley
47 months ago

Great cause!!!

47 months ago
Lexi Turner
47 months ago

Thanks for organizing to make this happen. It is great that the Huskies are getting involved - basketball - and the opportunity to play sports - has meant a lot to our two girls.

Huskies 8th Graders
47 months ago

Darby, Kelly, Kerri - raised $180 in donations at a local High School Showcase tournament!!! Way to Go!

Mona Souza
47 months ago

Good Luck!

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