LWH hosted the first Future LWH Winter Leadership Retreat to provide exposure to activities beyond basketball. The retreat included leadership discussions, a team cook-off competition and some recreational snow sports. LWH provides youth programming free of charge throughout the calendar year.
In February, the exhibition City/Game: Basketball in New York debuted at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition tells the many stories of basketball in New York and includes images and content featuring Ladies Who Hoop. The exhibition will run through January 18, 2021.
In March, Future LWH celebrated girls in sports at St. John's University, enjoyedstations hosted by NY Wolves footballand the NY Knicks, and an exciting NCAA women's basketball game. FutureLWH also won the Gotham Basketball league championships in both the 14U and 10U divisions.
In April, LWH shifted to virtual programming in the wake of Covid-19. LWH also launched the Thinking About The Future initiative. Future LWH team building, leadership development and youth practice activities will be provided virtually until further notice. To learn more about the ways youth participants are Thinking About The Future, follow @FutureLWH on instagram.
For mental health awareness month, LWH partnered with various women entrepreneurs, including SHE Hoops Elite and Get Fit Fly Right, fostering community and connection across the country and around the world, amid the global health crisis. LWH is also featured in the upcoming documentary Sisterhood. Visit our FB page to join LWH for virtual yoga & meditation.
LWH recognizes the important role we play in promoting, advancing and advocating for social justice through community initiatives and youth leadership development. In June, LWH programming and communications focused on education and activism among youth and adult members, and internship projects incorporated social justice discussions and engagement.
In October, LWH and honored 2-time breast cancer survivor, Lourdine Haney at a special Breast Cancer Awareness event. LWH encourages you to talk to your doctor, know the signs and make your health a priority!
In November, LWH and Future LWH were featured in the She Breaks Barriers campaign (in partnership with Adidas), to promote the importance of female coaches and access, as tools to help keep girls in sport.
LWH closes out the year with the last 2019 installment of Back 2 Basics Basketball Bootcamp. This program has become incredibly popular since its introduction in early 2018 and is now offered to corporate groups.