Hoops and Hops Basketball Camp

$4,345 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 75 people in 4 months
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Dave Chengoue  KALAMAZOO, MI
I learned a lot when growing up in Yaounde, Cameroon. My interest in basketball started at a young age watching NBA matches on T.V. and my brother play in our backyard. I have been fortunate to play basketball in the U.S.A. at different levels including community college, my four-year college, and semi-professionally. I have had many opportunities to grow through basketball and I’d like to give back this knowledge to the communities that I currently live, but also the community in which I grew up. This initiative includes two projects, a basketball shoe collection and donation (Kicks for Kids Cameroon) as well as a basketball camp (Hoops and Hops Basketball Camp).

Hoops and Hops Basketball Camp - The purpose of this initiative is to provide youth within Yaounde the opportunity to participate and learn through a free basketball camp. Not only will this camp provide a fundamental basketball skillset it will also provide life skills, encouragement, and support. Thirty youth ages 12-16 will be selected to participate and provided with this three-day opportunity in 2017.

Kicks for Kids Cameroon - The purpose of this initiative is to give basketball and athletic shoes to kids in need within Cameroon (primarily through the Hoops and Hops Basketball Camp). Many children within Yaounde come from underprivileged families and my donation will be just a small relief to the families. In Cameroon a pair of sneakers costs around $65.00 while the average household income in Yaounde Cameroon is $444.00 per month – it is hardship for families to invest in such a leisure, but provides joy, and health to those who are able to acquire them. Therefore, this collection and donation will provide smiles beyond belief to those who wish to participate in sports across Yaounde.

Any shoes that remain after giving the Hoops and Hops Basketball Campers their shoes will be provided to the Foyer Ecole Des Enfants Aveugles, Malvoyants and Abandonnes orphanage.

Total anticipated budget: $2,622.27 ($87/camper)
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4 months ago
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Thank you for donating - if you'd like to learn more please email hoopsandhopsbasketballcamp@gmail.com !
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$4,345 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 75 people in 4 months
Created November 22, 2016
ML
$65
Mark Laumann
1 month ago

Great work!

JA
$200
Jon Ahola
1 month ago

Good Luck with the project!!! Great stuff!!

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
HK
$20
Heidi Kovl
1 month ago

Dave has been a referee for my son at the Courthouse the past couple of years and is always great with the kids. I was so excited to learn he was on our Stryker team as well!

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1 month ago
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Jillian Henderson
1 month ago
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1 month ago
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