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Hoop York City

Creating safe space for women to hoop, connect and thrive!

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Project Ends on May 10, 2020

Project Description

 


So often women find themselves having to fight for space and equality in the world, even more specifically in the world of basketball. There is a complete lack of safe spaces for women to play the game, community build, and make meaningful connections with one another. 

Enter Hoop York City.  We got the sauce!

Hoop York City is a New York City basketball community for women, by women. We are a special crew of over 400 ladies (and counting!) ages 21-45 from all different backgrounds who empower each other to be our best selves and play our best game week after week.

Photo by Rob Perea

Aside from our mission to create more safe spaces and opportunities for women in New York to play and experience a game from which they traditionally feel excluded, giving back to the community is also an important component to our group's identity. As a crew, we often come together to spearhead philanthropic projects that aim to inspire the next generation using basketball as the catalyst.


Now, with your help we're looking to amplify our efforts. We're seeking funding to close the 'gender play gap' by opening up a pop-up basketball facility and concept space in NYC where women and young female ballers can hoop, connect and thrive in a space designed exclusively with them in mind!
 

 Photo by Kenny Cousins


LET'S GET REAL

The problem is not just that we have no physical space to play, it’s that without dedicated programs, women have to give up sports that they love, despite the physical, emotional and mental wellness benefits that improve all parts of their lives. As a woman, finding a community is a form of self-care and empowerment; there is an unbreakable bond that's formed when we come together, no matter the cause. 

It is well-documented that women who participate in sports have better financial outcomes as well. One study found that 80% of women that are identified as key leaders in Fortune 500 companies played organized sports in their youth, while nearly 96% of women holding C-suite positions did so as well. Most of the executives point to sports participation earlier in life as elemental to their business achievement.
 

 

 

  
 

THE SPACE

We're creating a physical space where like-minded women can be apart of a diverse community, connect over shared passions, push themselves physically and mentally, and compete in a healthy way.

PROGRAMMING:

Each month there will be a rich calendar of programming and events featuring activations, workshops and learning opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

  • Exercise classes and clinics to stay fit and improve your game
  • Pick up games for all different skill-levels
  • Workshops surrounding topics like basketball, art, style and business to inspire both the present and future generations of young female ballers

AMENETIES:

  • A state-of-the-art basketball court
  • Coffee shop and smoothie bar with a rotating selection of food and beverage for purchase
  • A boutique featuring basketball art and merchandise (open to the public)
  • A killer sound system
     
    


CAN YOU DIG IT?

Even beyond someone who loves the game of basketball, our mission resonates with anyone who values community or is an advocate for women. If that's you, then help us amplify our efforts to create more safe spaces for women in sport by supporting this campaign!


FOUNDER  


Hoop York City was founded by Alex Taylor, a passionate basketball enthusiast, who wanted to create what she felt was missing in her own life: a sense of community and sisterhood that she once felt growing up playing sports. Alex's professional background is in fashion, digital branding and creative marketing, which has allowed her to think beyond just creating this collective of inspiring women, but to brand it using art and style as the universal language. 
 

 


@hoopyorkcity

 



FUND THIS CAMPAIGN & GET ADIDAS CREATORS CLUB POINTS

Everyone wins when you support women who reimagine sport. 

Help us fund this campaign and earn Creator's Club points.

Not a Creators Club member? Sign up here.

Creators Club members based in the United States will be rewarded with points based on donation amount now through March 22nd, 2020:

$1-25: 250 Points; $26-50: 500 Points; $51-99: 750 Points; $100+: 1,000 Points

By funding this campaign, you agree to the Terms of Use associated with the Reimagine Sport Contest. 

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I receive my reward?
Think of your purchase as a pre-order. All rewards will be fulfilled within 45 days following the end date of our IFW campaign.

How can I join HYC?
It's easy! Sign up on our site and you will be opted into our email list. A few times a week we'll send a notification when a new pickup run is posted on our site. Sign up early - spots tend to fill quickly! *Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

michelle chung
03/28/2020
Limited Edition 6 oz Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$60
Cynthia
03/28/2020
HYC Limited Edition PLAY NICE Hoodie
$250
Lindsay P
03/27/2020
Limited Edition HYC Embroidered Dad Hat
$40
adidas Reimagine Sport Grant Program
03/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$1,200
Alice Cho Timken
03/23/2020
Limited Edition 6 oz Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$60
Sarah Jacobsohn
03/22/2020
HYC Limited Edition PLAY NICE Hoodie
$150
Niveen Rasheed
03/22/2020
HYC Limited Edition PLAY NICE Hoodie
$150
Liz mo
03/21/2020
"HOME TEAM" Tee PURPLE
$40
Khiana Lowe
03/21/2020
"HOME TEAM" Tee PURPLE
$40
Carter Stephens
03/21/2020
"HOME TEAM" Tee PURPLE
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just wanna show love? Gift whatever you can to support. Your contribution will help us continue to empower ladies in the game!

10 Supporters
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15.00 USD or more
Tunes to Ball to

Pledge $15 to receive stream and download access to our monthly playlists! Discover new music and hear some hits that keep us moving up and down the court. 

3 Supporters
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40.00 USD or more
Limited Edition HYC Embroidered Dad Hat

Pledge $40 and receive a Limited Edition embroidered 6-panel Hoop York City hat in Royal Navy. 

- One size
- Brushed cotton canvas
- Garment washed
- Unstructured
- Self-fabric adjustable closure with brass buckle

Contributors will also receive access to our monthly music playlists.

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8 Supporters
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85.00 USD or more
Hoop York City Starter Pack

Everything you need to declare yourself an official member of our fan club. Pledge $85 and receive:

- Limited Edition long sleeve tee (Unisex S-XXL sizes available)
- Embroidered 6-panel hat
- Stickers
- Access to our monthly music playlists

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7 Supporters
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150.00 USD or more
HYC Limited Edition PLAY NICE Hoodie

Pledge $150 and receive a Hoop York City Limited Edition 9 oz. hooded sweatshirt, long sleeve tee, stickers and access to our monthly music playlists.

- Ash Grey
- 9 oz Cotton
- Embroidered and screen printed

Only unisex M or L sizes available as of 3/22/20.

13 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD or more
Wellness with Maura Rodgers

Pledge $175 and receive two 45-minute sessions (in-person or video) with San Francisco based Registered Dietitian and integrative health coach, Maura Rodgers. She'll support, educate and empower you to embrace a whole-food, intuitive eating, science-based approach toward achieving your health goals. Includes pre + post research, follow-up and text or email support between sessions ($300 value).

Terms and conditions apply.

wellnesswithmaura.com
@maura.wellnes

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300.00 USD or more
Jewelry Customization with Martine Ali

Pledge $300 and you and a friend will receive a private 90-minute customization session with popular jewelry designer Martine Ali. Known globally for her signature silver pieces, Martine has designed for and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, such as Kendrick Lamar, Sza, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and more! Learn about her process and work one-on-one with Martine in her Brooklyn studio to customize your very own unique piece. (NYC only). 

Terms and conditions apply.

martineali.com
@martineal

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500.00 USD or more
Personal Training with Lauren Schramm

Pledge $500 and receive a series of five, 60-minute personal training sessions with private trainer and yoga instructor Lauren Schramm. With over eight years of experience in the fitness industry, Lauren has come to understand that a true sense of health and well-being is achieved through a focus on longevity and functional movement. Using this as her guiding principle, her areas of expertise range from strength training and Olympic lifting to agility, balance and coordination training as well as pre/post-natal fitness.

Reward includes a 90-minute intake session, followed by a customized plan of action based on your current physical state, goals, limitations and injuries. The five personal training sessions can be completed in a local private training facility. (NYC only. $750 value)

Terms and conditions apply.

themvmt.co
@laurenschrammfit

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750.00 USD or more
Commissioned Painting by John Dessereau

Pledge $750 and commission New York Illustrator and fine artist, John Dessereau to create a customized acrylic painting of or influenced by a subject of your choice! John's personal work is inspired by everything from street art, to surrealism and impressionism. Give the gift of art to someone you love or finally fill that open spot on your bedroom wall! ($1500 value)

Terms and conditions apply.

johnsville.studio
@johnsville.studio

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1,000.00 USD or more
WNBA NY Liberty Court-Side Package

You read that right! Pledge $1,000 and receive a NY Liberty gift bag containing a pair of tickets to sit court-side at a Liberty Game at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn this upcoming season (season begins May 16th). Contributors will also receive a signed basketball!

liberty.wnba.com
@nyliberty

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2,000.00 USD or more
Sponsor Hoop York City

Do you have a brand? Think we'd make a good partner? Pledge $2,000 and provide us with product or merchandise to promote and you'll receive:

-  Three sponsored Instagram Stories and one sponsored feed post (over a 30 day period)
-  A footer banner or shoutout in our weekly emails for 30 days
-  A photo bucket of at least 15 curated lifestyle photos featuring your product for unlimited use on your social channels

Terms and conditions apply.

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD or more
adidas Running app 12-Month Membership

Get a one-year premium membership to the adidas Running app.

With this exclusive membership, you will have access to dynamic training plans, easy-to-read stats & tracking, weekly fitness reports, personal record badges, and premium support from the adidas Running team!

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just wanna show love? Gift whatever you can to support. Your contribution will help us continue to empower ladies in the game!

10 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD or more
Tunes to Ball to

Pledge $15 to receive stream and download access to our monthly playlists! Discover new music and hear some hits that keep us moving up and down the court. 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD or more
Limited Edition HYC Embroidered Dad Hat

Pledge $40 and receive a Limited Edition embroidered 6-panel Hoop York City hat in Royal Navy. 

- One size
- Brushed cotton canvas
- Garment washed
- Unstructured
- Self-fabric adjustable closure with brass buckle

Contributors will also receive access to our monthly music playlists.

7 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
85.00 USD or more
Hoop York City Starter Pack

Everything you need to declare yourself an official member of our fan club. Pledge $85 and receive:

- Limited Edition long sleeve tee (Unisex S-XXL sizes available)
- Embroidered 6-panel hat
- Stickers
- Access to our monthly music playlists

13 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD or more
HYC Limited Edition PLAY NICE Hoodie

Pledge $150 and receive a Hoop York City Limited Edition 9 oz. hooded sweatshirt, long sleeve tee, stickers and access to our monthly music playlists.

- Ash Grey
- 9 oz Cotton
- Embroidered and screen printed

Only unisex M or L sizes available as of 3/22/20.

13 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD or more
Wellness with Maura Rodgers

Pledge $175 and receive two 45-minute sessions (in-person or video) with San Francisco based Registered Dietitian and integrative health coach, Maura Rodgers. She'll support, educate and empower you to embrace a whole-food, intuitive eating, science-based approach toward achieving your health goals. Includes pre + post research, follow-up and text or email support between sessions ($300 value).

Terms and conditions apply.

wellnesswithmaura.com
@maura.wellnes

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD or more
Jewelry Customization with Martine Ali

Pledge $300 and you and a friend will receive a private 90-minute customization session with popular jewelry designer Martine Ali. Known globally for her signature silver pieces, Martine has designed for and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, such as Kendrick Lamar, Sza, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and more! Learn about her process and work one-on-one with Martine in her Brooklyn studio to customize your very own unique piece. (NYC only). 

Terms and conditions apply.

martineali.com
@martineal

2 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD or more
Personal Training with Lauren Schramm

Pledge $500 and receive a series of five, 60-minute personal training sessions with private trainer and yoga instructor Lauren Schramm. With over eight years of experience in the fitness industry, Lauren has come to understand that a true sense of health and well-being is achieved through a focus on longevity and functional movement. Using this as her guiding principle, her areas of expertise range from strength training and Olympic lifting to agility, balance and coordination training as well as pre/post-natal fitness.

Reward includes a 90-minute intake session, followed by a customized plan of action based on your current physical state, goals, limitations and injuries. The five personal training sessions can be completed in a local private training facility. (NYC only. $750 value)

Terms and conditions apply.

themvmt.co
@laurenschrammfit

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0 Supporters
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750.00 USD or more
Commissioned Painting by John Dessereau

Pledge $750 and commission New York Illustrator and fine artist, John Dessereau to create a customized acrylic painting of or influenced by a subject of your choice! John's personal work is inspired by everything from street art, to surrealism and impressionism. Give the gift of art to someone you love or finally fill that open spot on your bedroom wall! ($1500 value)

Terms and conditions apply.

johnsville.studio
@johnsville.studio

2 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD or more
WNBA NY Liberty Court-Side Package

You read that right! Pledge $1,000 and receive a NY Liberty gift bag containing a pair of tickets to sit court-side at a Liberty Game at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn this upcoming season (season begins May 16th). Contributors will also receive a signed basketball!

liberty.wnba.com
@nyliberty

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD or more
Sponsor Hoop York City

Do you have a brand? Think we'd make a good partner? Pledge $2,000 and provide us with product or merchandise to promote and you'll receive:

-  Three sponsored Instagram Stories and one sponsored feed post (over a 30 day period)
-  A footer banner or shoutout in our weekly emails for 30 days
-  A photo bucket of at least 15 curated lifestyle photos featuring your product for unlimited use on your social channels

Terms and conditions apply.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD or more
adidas Running app 12-Month Membership

Get a one-year premium membership to the adidas Running app.

With this exclusive membership, you will have access to dynamic training plans, easy-to-read stats & tracking, weekly fitness reports, personal record badges, and premium support from the adidas Running team!

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