Program Description:

Our Camps and Clinics are held during school holidays, vacations and during the summer break. Open to all inner city females throughout the Greater Boston Area, our camps and clinics offer basketball training that is always partnered with various enrichment activities. We take the opportunity to use basketball as the access point and introduce girls to education and resources that they may be unfamiliar with. Our camp and clinic events include a Winter Holiday Tournament, April Vacation Camp and the Summer Clinic.

program goals:

  1. Provide enrichment opportunities for players and community members

  2. Provide access to basketball training and leadership

Program Outcomes:

In 2017 & 2018, 4 camps were held and 87 females were able to take advantage of the skills and mentorship offered during these camps.

Survey Results Post Camp

Holiday Hoops Tournament

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Hoops for Health Tournament-

This 2-day tournament provided not only an unprecedented level of competitive basketball for (4) middle

school and (4) high school teams, but it was one-of-a-kind by providing health resources, free winter gear

for those in need, and empowerment to young girls through the power of sport.

Participants and community members not only witnessed competitive basketball but all attending were

able to receive health screenings on blood pressure, glucose levels, health counseling, and nutritious food.

To supplement this, the Fresh Truck, a mobile grocery market, provided attendees with over $500 of

Fruits and vegetables. To top it off, history-making Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley made a guest

appearance and expounded the message of community health and female empowerment.

Local health organizations; The Family Van, The Fresh Truck and Daily Table Dorchester were

curbside providing health screenings, counseling, fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks. Local

non-profit Mack’s Soles set up shop and gave away winter gear to those in need. Informational pamphlets,

guest speakers and various on and off court activities took place to continue to educate and bring

awareness to the mission of Shooting Touch. Apparel company Playa Society, who creates sportswear

that celebrates and supports women in sports by specializing in designs that bring awareness to the social

issues that female athletes face in an effort to influence social change, was also in attendance with

merchandise. Newly Appointed Superintendent Nora Baston polished off the event and was a staple in

the crowd.