A Special Thanks To:
… Simpleworks Foundation … Empower Foundation … Nuvaat Sports Council … Eversharp Pens … FAVCO … Zim Companies … The Grant Family … The Fredman Family … The Bresler Foundation … Eva Rosenberg … Robert John O’Block … The Kazickas Family … The Koepp Family … Credit Suisse … Doris Duke Charitable Foundation … Good Circle … Kazickas Foundation … NBA Africa … Ross School … International School Belgium … Rafael Friedan … Nigel Sheldon … Jane Allen … George Zabitekas … Michael Breen … Andie Aronow … Sarah Meredith … Jordann Conaboy … The Feed Feed … Crandall family … NBA Cares … Higherlife Foundation

Our Team

Hoops 4 Hope (H4H) is made up of individuals dedicated to making the lives of young people in disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe and South Africa stronger, healthier, and more productive.

The real difference is made by devoted individuals, contributing organizations and volunteers.

Want to get involved with H4H? Start here.

Tree of Life

H4H / S4H Tree of Life

All Star and MVP Team Coaches

Our secret weapon is the Coach. A good coach is much more than just a sports teacher; he or she is:

  • A mentor and role model who helps young people cultivate the discipline that will help them achieve success in other parts of their lives;
  • A peer educator who cares and who can give the support a young person needs to build Life Skills as well as sport skills;
  • A recruited, trained, and caring individual who teaches the game they love while helping children develop the skills to stay healthy and excel in the game and in life.

Our coaches aim to become effective activists and advocates for positive change in the lives of these young people who are growing up in challenging environments. The educational role the MVP and All Star coaches play is proactive rather than reactive. They provide a rare opportunity to deliver real life skills on a repetitive basis and discuss those important life changing topics with young people.

Contributing Organizations

South Africa
Western Cape Basketball Association
Grassroots Soccer
New World Foundation
Ikamva Labantu
GTZ/Youth Development Football
Leadership South
Western Cape Department of Education
Ministry of Sport, Education and Culture
Basketball Union Zimbabwe
Harare Children’s Home
The Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC)
Zimbabwe Olympic Committee