January is National Mentoring Month! This month, join Ladies Who Hoop as we encourage friends, colleagues and families to help all young people broaden their horizons and pursue their dreams! Contact us if you're interested in volunteering with LWH!
In February, LWH launched a mentoring program for Future LWH that encourages mentors and mentees to become meaningful contributors to their local communities through participation in basketball-themed events and workshops.
In March, Future LWH visited Jordan Terminal 23 in midtown Manhattan. The girls enjoyed playing video games, watching NBA playoff basketball, and testing out the latest Jordan apparel and sneakers on a state of the art Jordan brand court.
In April, LWH mentors and mentees participated in a leadership development workshop and basketball clinic hosted by Allan Houston and the NY Knicks that focused on character building, healthy mentor/mentee relationships and the fundamentals of basketball.
In May, LWH partnered with PE Basketball and Jr. NBA to host an instructional basketball clinic for 200 girls from New York's five boroughs. Participants met WNBA legends, Sue Wicks and Teresa Edwards and enjoyed a dance party with WNBA President, Lisa Borders.
In June, the LWH Classic Tournament kicked off the season with a workout at Jordan Terminal 23 in midtown Manhattan. Join LWH at Sol Bloom Playground on the Upper West Side this summer as the ladies showcase their basketball skills to adoring fans of all ages.
In July, LWH launched OWN THE COURT: A Basketball Camp for Girls. Participants enjoy fun–filled instructional sessions from an all–female coaching staff, special guest speakers and participant awards. The camp runs through August.
In August, LWH hosted several special guests at the LWH Classic Tournament including NY City Council Member, Helen Rosenthal and Tokyo's top female streetball team, Spaceball Mag. Pro-baller, actress & model, Niki Avery, also met with OTC campers.
In September, LWH and Together As One hosted a "Back 2 School" Block Party, providing free food and school supplies to neighborhood families. LWH also participated in the 10th Annual Throwback Jam women's exhibition game at the Goat Courts.
In October, LWH partnered with NYC Parks for a Breast Cancer Awareness exhibition game and Jasmin "Shuttlesworth" Lopez received MVP honors. LWH also hosted a WNBA Championship viewing party at Whispers Restaurant on the Upper West Side.
In November, People magazine featured LWH in their "American Doers" story - visit our Press page for details. On Veteran's Day, LWH honored SPC Nell "The Sniper" Stukes for her heroism serving in the armed forces. LWH also collected donations for Operation Gratitude charity.
In December, LWH hosted a holiday party for neighborhood families. Toys were provided courtesy of Jeters Leaders. LWH also partnered with the GRCC Beacon Program for PLAY IT SAFE - an AIDS Awareness month event and hosted the annual LWH coat drive.