Hoops That Help, Inc. is a charitable organization founded in 2016 by four kids that love basketball and that grew up playing it for their grade school, Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI. Our mission is to install basketball hoops in communities in need to provide less fortunate kids with opportunities to keep active, have fun and stay out of trouble.
In 2017, we raised over $20,000 and installed our first court next to the Mosaic Church in Midtown Detroit. One year later we raised over $25,000 for our second basketball court, which is located at the Detroit Children’s Center for Autism Services. Most recently, after raising an additional $17,000, we installed our third court in 2020 at Marcus Garvey Academy, a public elementary school in Detroit. It is very rewarding to see kids playing on all three courts today. This year we are working hard to raise funds to install a court and hoop at the Living & Learning Enrichment Center for teens & adults who suffer from autism and related challenges.
Going forward, we will continue to look for elementary schools and youth centers in the metro Detroit area that are in need of our help. Hoops That Help is in the process of raising money to support the individual needs of each site. Whether it’s new rims and nets, complete basketball hoops or even an entire basketball court, we hope to provide every child an opportunity to have fun playing basketball in their neighborhood.