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On January 2nd, LWH hosted a holiday-themed scavenger hunt for Future LWH including a hot chocolate station to stay warm! LWH continues to host hybrid virtual & in-person (outdoor) programming through the 2021 winter season. Contact LWH about upcoming programs and events and follow us on social media!
In February, Future LWH participated in their Annual Winter Leadership Retreat. The day trip included team building and leadership activities as well as recreational show sports at Montage Mountain in Pennsylvania. LWH also hosted a virtual screening of the Sisterhood documentary with director, Domiziana De Fulvio.
In March, LWH partnered with Moolah Kicks in a special product introduction for the 1st basketball sneaker created exclusively for women. LWH founder, Amber Batchelor was featured in a the Round21 "Shattered" campaign that highlights women who shatter barriers. Support LWH by ordering your commemorative Round21 hoop today!
Future LWH participated in a number of virtual and in-person activities in April, including basketball activities, a virtual game night and a virtual Q&A with former UCONN Husky and founder of W.A.K.E. - Women and Kids Empowerment, Batouly Camara. Annual NCAA women's bracket challenge winners received prizes.
In May, WYP Nation honored LWH for it's continued advocacy and contributions to the NYC basketball community, LWH hosted the annual HERstory tournament, including youth and adult exhibition games, and special discussions with Get Fit Fly Right on mental health awareness and Moolah Kicks' founder on entrepreneurship.
In June, Future LWH enjoyed a special viewing of the City/Game exhibition at the Museum of the City of NY with City Counsel Member Helen Rosenthal. Participants also had a virtual Q&A with the NY Liberty's Jazmine Jones and Didi Richards. LWH hosted Together As One, a free basketball camp for community youth at Sol Bloom Playground.
Future LWH participated in a number of local and regional tournaments, including the Gotham Basketball League, the Live City Tournament, and a college exposure showcase in Atlantic City. Coach Monique Denson was selected to be featured in an upcoming documentary. Filming took place in July and featured Future LWH program activities and participants.
The LWH Classic 3v3 tournament took place in August at Sol Bloom Playground. Future LWH participant "AB" kicked off the tournament by singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to tournament supporters and fans! LWH continued to host Legacy Sundays at the Goat Courts. To learn more about LWH programs and events, join our event mailing list today!
In September, LWH hosted the second installment of the Together As One Basketball Camp at Sol Bloom Playground with We W.I.L.L Thru Sports. The free 2-day clinic for local youth focused on intense skills and conditioning drills. LWH also hosted tryouts for Middle and High School aged players. Future LWH open enrollment continues through 2021.
In October, LWH was recognized by the NY City Council for the the tremendous work of the Future LWH youth program prior to, and especially throughout the pandemic. LWH also hosted a social event with Downtown Girls Basketball and a Halloween scavenger hunt for youth participants.
Future LWH participated in a winter enrichment retreat including basketball competitions and a visit to iPlay America. Youth participants also attended in an anti-bullying event with the WWE Superstars, and LWH proudly competed in the Annual Battle of the Badges honoring NYC's civil servants!
LWH hosted the annual holiday toy drive in partnership with Central Baptist Church to benefit the Children's Village. Future LWH participated in Live City basketball tournament games at Riverbank State Park and LWH closed out the year with a holiday basketball invitational at Brandeis HS.
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 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 promotions for the upcoming documentary Sisterhood. Visit us on FB to join LWH 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 projectsincorporated social justice discussions and engagement.
In August, LWH and Future LWH were able to safely return to in-person activities. LWH is committed to ensuring the safety of all participants as we navigate the current environment amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit our event calendar or contact us about upcoming LWH programs and events.
Following a postponement earlier in the year, LWH hosted the Future LWH summer retreat in September. The event included swimming, a poolside BBQ, and recreational games. Participants also engaged in an entrepreneurship discussion and learned how to make their own cotton candy.
In October, LWH partnered with legendary artist Sen-1 & Adidas to host In The Paint, a special art on kicks instructional for Future LWH. Participants learned about the history of graffiti art and customized their sneakers with spray paint. LWH also partnered with local NYC activists for #SwishTheVote, a voter registration event for first-time voters hosted at PS84 on Oct. 8th.
Through November, LWH partnered with Reigning Champ on the TRUTH campaign to support the political power of young people. The campaign features a number of activist athletes reciting a poem by Muhammad Ali. The original "Truth" poem was first recited by Ali in 1974, The Legacy Sundays season concluded with the final open run of 2020 at the Goat courts on Nov. 8th.
In December, Future LWH enjoyed a snow day outing which included an afternoon of group sledding. LWH also celebrated the US release of the Sisterhood, a documentary film about women's basketball communities in three different countries - the US, Italy and Lebanon. The documentary features members of LWH and several Future LWH cameos.