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Shooting Touch is a global sport-for-development organization whose mission is to use the mobilizing power of basketball to bridge health and opportunity gaps for youth and women facing racial, gender, and economic inequalities.
Founded in 2007, Shooting Touch Inc. utilizes a sport-for-social-development model that invests in youth and women of color by providing increased access to physical activity and education that encourages healthy habits and personal development. Since its inception, Shooting Touch has grown from a grassroots basketball program in Boston into an international non-governmental organization that has served over 25,000 youth and women in six different countries. Shooting Touch was founded with the goal of taking the convening power of sport to help improve the lives of youth and women facing race, gender and health opportunity gaps by using basketball to achieve three critical objectives:
1) Provide equal access to physical activity
2) Increase access to health education and health services
3) Promote social change
We currently operate two signature sport-for-development programs simultaneously - one in Boston, MA and the other in Eastern Rwanda. The combined organization directly serves over 2,000 youth and women and indirectly impacts an additional 7,500 youth and women every day. Our detailed curriculum and program provide on- and off-court health education and intervention, mentorship and empowerment towards a pathway to a better future.
Boston: Over 200 girls, ages 9-17 throughout 5 of Boston’s urban communities.
Rwanda: Over 1,300 youth, ages 7-21, and 700 women 21+, from 6 rural communities in the Republic of Rwanda’s Eastern and Northern Provinces.
Shooting Touch is excited to be a part of the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race Numbers For Nonprofits Program and will have 10 runners in this year's race!
Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jul 24||Tim Werly||$109.85|
|Jul 24||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 24||Michelle Eston||$55.35|
|Jul 23||Jon Chow||$28.10|
|Jul 23||David Shactman||$55.35|
|Jul 23||Haibo Lu||$55.35|
|Jul 21||The Wallaces||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 21||Kelsey Gross||Undisclosed amount|