WHO WE ARE
African Grassroot Hoops was established November 2014 and registered as a non-profit company (NPC) to bring basketball to underprivileged areas in Cape Town and surrounding areas by building and or revamping public basketball courts.
We partner with community basketball clubs in previously disadvantaged areas using basketball courts as a vehicle for youth development and empowerment, the focus is on young and impressionable individuals. We believe in empowering basketball clubs to be self-sufficient by holding them strongly to our philosophy to learn how to fish as opposed to giving them a fish.
Our drive is to be a source of hope, an outlet for young individuals who live in one of the most unequal societies in the world regardless of gender, skill, disability, previous exposure to basketball, all we require is a can-do attitude. Our greatest strength is our passion for strategically developing programs based on feedback from the community clubs for which we work.
WHAT WE DO
We build and or refurbish eco-friendly public basketball courts in disadvantaged areas through fundraising. We offer a turnkey construction model, illustrating every aspect that goes into building the courts. We have also developed a blueprint curriculum for basketball coaches that consist of a step-by-step manual of our philosophies, principles and guidelines that was compiled from the feedback of the communities club.
HOW WE DO IT
We partner with existing basketball clubs using the courts to grow leaders by giving them the support needed to help ensure that they have all the tools necessary to grow a self-sustainable basketball program. Our courts act as a safe environment where jobs are created for coaches, who thrive in the organised systems and structures put in place to develop their basketball abilities as well as life skills.
With the challenging issues facing many young South Africans, basketball acts as a way to unite people from different cultures and backgrounds, which helps to create a community.
Here are ways you can help:
Build a Court
Your support through funding will accelerate building our eco-friendly basketball courts in disadvantage areas by building sport infrastructure you can provide the opportunity to help break down the cycle of poverty. We believe that through public private partnerships basketball courts can bring about permanent sustainable development. In addition, your brand will be displayed on the basketball court which will be seen by hundred of young people. Our funding model outlines the benefits of full or partial sponsorship, we will happily email more details should you be interested.
Make a Donation
Your monthly and or annual financial donation will go towards events, sport equipment, club development and a secure income to help our team continue to provide our much needed service to our communities. Your donation will help us help each partnering basketball club become more self-reliant. In South Africa all donation can go towards your Corporate Social Investment budget allocation. We hereby confirm that 100% of beneficiaries of our organisation are Black as defined in the BBBEE Act (in other words, Black, Coloured or Indian). You can earn valuable BBEEE points by making a contribution as our work benefits previously disadvantaged individuals.
Partner with us
We cannot do it all alone. We are constantly looking for the support of like-minded companies and non-profit organisations to partner with who are willing to invest their expertise in our group of youth life skill programs that can be role across our group of clubs.
Our fundraising campaigns allows you to be directly involved in helping give young people and teens in South Africa an opportunity to grow up to be stronger, healthier adults. Regardless of age race or gender just understanding how important it is to have peer support. Our fundraising campaigns take place on an ongoing basis. We will happily keep you in the loop by providing us with your email address.
July 2017 - Crossroads Tournament
April 2017 - Gugulethu Easter Tournament
March 2017 - American International School Clinic
December 2016 - Constantia Waldorf School Clinic
June 2016 - Sea Point AGH Youth Day Clinic
May 2016 - Langa Tournament
February 2016 - Gugulethu Tournament
October 2015 - Hout Bay Clinic and Kit Launch
June 2015 - Nyanga Tournament
February 2015 - Gugulethu Tournament
December 2014 - Hout Bat Clinic
November 2014 - Mitchell Plain Clinic
November 2014 - Gugulethu Clinic
Bank Name: Absa Bank
Account Name: African Grassroot Hoops NPC
Account Number: 40 8648 9480
Branch: Heerengracht, Cape Town
Account Type: Business Current Account
Branch Code: 632005
Branch Swift address or code: ABSA ZA JJ