Happy New Year, Easy Hoops Family! All of us at Easy Hoops wanted to thank you for your unconditional support which has allowed us to grow and improve our program immensely throughout 2018. We wanted to share some highlights of the year, all of which wouldn’t have been possible without you. Staff Training: This past year, we have been able to solidify a great group of teenagers who are all extremely passionate about coaching and forming relationships with our participants. We were able to conduct a few staff training sessions to make sure each coach knows how to conduct the most effective, enjoyable and safe lessons possible
Nonprofit Status: This year, we were able to file as an official 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization! Gaining this status has helped us to show our credibility and determination to provide meaningful services to our community.
The Backboard: In recent months, we have been working to expand our leadership team. We have added a Directors of Marketing, of Finance, of Operations, of the Board, and three board members-at-large! Aspiritech: This year, we have continued our events with Aspiritech which we all look forward to and enjoy. Working with this incredible group of adults has been extremely meaningful and we can’t wait for more group events in the future. Aspiritech even celebrated their 10-year anniversary this past October!
Our Place: This year, we started working with Our Place on Friday afternoons at the Takiff Center. It has been so amazing to watch our coaches really bond with the members of Our Place in addition to watching everyone grow with each week. Afternoons with Our Place have given all of us something to look forward to each week! Jessy and Catie’s Mitzvah Project: This year, we worked with two Bat Mitzvah girls, Jessy and Catie, on putting together their own Easy Hoops clinic for their friends and classmates to participate in as well as some of our own Easy Hoops participants. It was great to watch the girls take on the responsibility to plan an amazing event that was enjoyed by all. We highly anticipate working with more fantastic Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in 2019!
We are looking forward to all that is to come in 2019 and can’t wait to share the year with all of you! Thank you all again for a wonderful 2018!