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Description

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. 


We serve:

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!

Team members

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 20 Brandon Millen Undisclosed amount
Jul 20 Melissa C and Alex D Go, David! Glad to see all those Strava runs being put to good use :) $28.10
Jul 19 Anonymous From strength to strength, David! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for including me in this important effort. Undisclosed amount
Jul 19 Anonymous Good luck - it's a beautiful race! $28.10
Jul 19 Mike D. $28.10
Jul 19 Abigail Fradkin Undisclosed amount
Jul 19 Anonymous :) $11.75
Jul 19 Don Zeus Undisclosed amount
Jul 19 Alex Wolff A great cause, near/dear to me . . . hope those Cape sea breezes keep you cool on the day! $28.10
Jul 19 Leah Goldband $28.10