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Hoop York City

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

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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

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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.

Peyton
07/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Eli Panken
07/31/2020
HYC Ice Dye Long Sleeve
$100
07/30/2020
Tunes to Ball to
$15
07/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$108
07/30/2020
HYC Ice Dye Long Sleeve
$100
Samantha Weir
07/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$175
Nicholas Schonberger
07/30/2020
HYC Summer Sweat Pack
$60
Kim
07/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
07/30/2020
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$50
Garrett
07/30/2020
HYC Summer Sweat Pack
$60
Monetary Contribution

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

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100.00 USD
HYC Ice Dye Long Sleeve

Contribute $100 or more to our campaign and receive an exclusive Hoop York City long sleeve ice dyed tee!

Sizes S- XXL

Ships mid-late August. COLORS WILL VARY.

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15.00 USD
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. 

9 Supporters
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50.00 USD
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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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!

26 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
HYC Ice Dye Long Sleeve

Contribute $100 or more to our campaign and receive an exclusive Hoop York City long sleeve ice dyed tee!

Sizes S- XXL

Ships mid-late August. COLORS WILL VARY.

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10 Supporters
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15.00 USD
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. 

9 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
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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3 Supporters
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