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FINDING INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY PLAY

Ladies Who Hoop, Inc. (“LWH”) is a nonprofit organization that fosters community and empowerment through basketball, promoting equity and inclusion for women of all ages. LWH is a global network serving five generations, bridging communities throughout the country and around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, Chicago, Tokyo, Paris, Italy, Senegal and Lebanon.

LADIES WHO HOOP, INC.

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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. LWH is also committed to the advancement of young leaders through youth enrichment and professional development programs.

Future LWH youth enrichment programs help strengthen participant confidence and character through educational, athletic and life skills development initiatives, and contribute to the advancement of women coaches, who are crucial to the continued evolution of the game. Additionally, LWH professional development internships provide vital, hands-on career experience in the fields of sports management, youth development, entrepreneurship, marketing and social media.

LWH 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.

Ladies Who Hoop has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, SLAM magazine, the West Side Spirit/Our Town, on the Today Show, ESPN+, CBS News, PIX11 News and in two documentary films. Ladies Who Hoop was also highlighted in the City/Game exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

LWH Executive Team

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OUR FOUNDER

For over a decade, Amber Batchelor has been creating spaces for women to engage, network and celebrate a love for the game. Her profound commitment to improving lives through sports has garnered recognition from the New York City Council as a “Woman with Vision”, People Magazine as an “American Doer” and the New York Times as the “Mayor of Women’s Hoops.” Through Ladies Who Hoop, Amber has built a global basketball network, providing valuable opportunities for youth and adults to extend their impact beyond the basketball court and become meaningful contributors to the greater community.

Recent projects include working as the basketball consultant for the first basketball-themed play to grace the stage at Lincoln Center Theater, aiding the production team and ensemble cast in the portrayal of an authentic high school girls basketball team. The NYC debut of FLEX garnered rave reviews, including the distinction of NY Times Critic’s Pick.

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