Ladies Who Hoop, Inc. (“LWH”) is a nonprofit organization that fosters community and empowerment for women of all ages, through the game of basketball. The LWH network is an expansive group of women spanning five generations, with connections to women’s basketball groups across the country and around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, Italy, Senegal and Lebanon.
To further our mission, Ladies Who Hoop partners with a diverse group of organizations to provide free, year-round programming, services and special events curated to encourage physical fitness, social interaction, diversity, wellness and community engagement. Program offerings range from hosting the first competitive leagues founded and facilitated exclusively by and for women, to instructional basketball designed to introduce/reintroduce women to the game.
Ladies Who Hoop is also committed to the advancement of young leaders through youth enrichment and professional development programs. Led by an all–female coaching and mentoring team, Future LWH youth enrichment programs help strengthen participant confidence and character through educational, athletic and life skills development initiatives. Additionally, Ladies Who Hoop professional development internships provide vital, hands-on career experience in the fields of sport management, youth development, entrepreneurship, marketing and social media.
Ladies Who Hoop, Inc. programs, services and events provide valuable opportunities for youth and adults to extend their impact beyond the basketball court and become meaningful contributors to the greater community.