Women's Basketball for All

Women want to play Basketball in adulthood too!

Women's
Health + Science
$3,395
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Project Description

Our Mission

Co-Founders and Friends Rita Forte and Amanda Lesky realized they were both passionate about playing basketball with other women after they graduated college, and found few places to play. So in 2015, they created Women’s All B-Ball in The Bay Area, CA.  The mission of Women’s All B-Ball is to provide opportunities for women to play basketball recreationally and competitively as adults.  
 


The Problem: Where the Ladies at!?

Close your eyes and imagine this real quick: You are driving past your local outdoor park, and you look over to the Basketball Courts at the people playing pick up games. Are there any Women? We're pretty sure 99% of you said 'no'. And if not no, then you might have said 'maybe 1 or 2'. This is literally why Women's All B-Ball started, why we exist and why we must continue to organize ourselves to gather. Women want to play basketball as adults too. For all ages. For all skill levels.
 

Our Solution

Women’s All B-Ball currently organizes the following opportunities for women basketball players:

  • Pickup Games
  • Team & League Play
  • 3-on-3 Tournaments
     


How your funding helps

We are in our 5th year of operation, and the number of women in our community keeps climbing. It is clear that Women’s All B-Ball’s mission is a huge need that should continue, and more importantly, grow. We will use the money we raise directly for this mission:
 

Our plan is to also become an official Non-Profit 501(c)3, or Incorporation. The future for Women's All B-Ball includes the Vision of having these programs in other cities across the US as well as expanding to other sports that Women enjoy to play.

Why Crowdfunding

For the past 5 Years, we have been bootstrapping this mission out of pocket to create these spaces for Women to play.  Crowdfunding honestly appeared as the next logical step for us as we help to create community and build community, so why not ask the community for such support.  We THANK YOU for your support. With this Goal of $15k we can accomplish ALOT. We can keep creating opportunities with the money we spend. Thank you in advance for taking the time to contribute like it matters, because it does. Recreation matters.

Our Team

Co-Founders Rita Forte and Amanda Lesky are Entrepreneurs with their work being in Marketing and Health for Kids. Our awesome Volunteers who have helped to grow Women's All B-Ball so far and build this community campaign: Marisa Rahl, Geraldine Convento, Kim Woozy, & Lauren Messmer

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will my donation be a tax write off?
    • No, unfortunately we are not yet a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Help us get there by donating!
       

 

 

kerrie
07/31/2019
Full Court Press
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Alexandria McBride
07/31/2019
Ball Out + Warriors Tee
$10
Jobelle G
07/31/2019
Alley-Op
$35
Janet Wong
07/31/2019
Ball Out + Warriors Tee
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aoh
07/31/2019
Ball Out + Warriors Tee
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Kim Woozy
07/31/2019
Alley-Op
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Charla
07/31/2019
Ball Out + Warriors Tee
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Keshia Richardson
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Ball Out + Warriors Tee
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LeftyPG
07/31/2019
5 Years and Counting
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Amanda Rabe
07/31/2019
Ball Out + Warriors Tee
$10
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care! Give what you can to support Women's All B-Ball. Your contribution will help us continue to grow and keep our Basketball Spaces available.

15 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Ball Out + Warriors Tee

NEW Reward Entry! - Brand New Basketball from new Bay Area Sporting Goods Store, Decathlon. Plus a 'The Bays Team' Warriors Shirt. Both of these items were donated to Women's all B-Ball! Thank You to both. :)

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17 Supporters
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$35
Alley-Op

-An Official custom Women's All B-Ball magnet to keep your pictures, notes, etc. up and posted.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

9 Supporters
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$65
Stay Ballin'

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Unisex Tee! Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

5 Supporters
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$100
Full Court Press

-A slick Stainless Steel Women's All B-Ball Water Bottle

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball Tee. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

9 Supporters
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$250
Three Point Play!

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball Hoodie. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-A Indoor/Outdoor Basketball from DecathalonUSA

-A slick Stainless Steel Women's All B-Ball Water Bottle

-Campaign Updates and Notes

2 Supporters
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$500
Swish!

-YOUR LOGO on our Pick Up Games or League Play Jerseys

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball T-Shirt. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-A Indoor/Outdoor Basketball from DecathalonUSA

-Campaign Updates and Notes

0 Supporters
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$2,500
Partner Player

Official Partner and Sponsorship of our 2020 3-on-3 Tournament (Logo on jerseys, name in promotion, signage and all marketing materials)

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care! Give what you can to support Women's All B-Ball. Your contribution will help us continue to grow and keep our Basketball Spaces available.

15 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Ball Out + Warriors Tee

NEW Reward Entry! - Brand New Basketball from new Bay Area Sporting Goods Store, Decathlon. Plus a 'The Bays Team' Warriors Shirt. Both of these items were donated to Women's all B-Ball! Thank You to both. :)

3 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Alley-Op

-An Official custom Women's All B-Ball magnet to keep your pictures, notes, etc. up and posted.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Stay Ballin'

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Unisex Tee! Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Full Court Press

-A slick Stainless Steel Women's All B-Ball Water Bottle

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball Tee. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-Campaign Updates and Notes

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Three Point Play!

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball Hoodie. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-A Indoor/Outdoor Basketball from DecathalonUSA

-A slick Stainless Steel Women's All B-Ball Water Bottle

-Campaign Updates and Notes

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Swish!

-YOUR LOGO on our Pick Up Games or League Play Jerseys

-A fresh 'Stay Ballin' Women's All B-Ball T-Shirt. Get excited to wear the motto proudly and support women to continue to stay hoopin' on the courts.

-A Indoor/Outdoor Basketball from DecathalonUSA

-Campaign Updates and Notes

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Partner Player

Official Partner and Sponsorship of our 2020 3-on-3 Tournament (Logo on jerseys, name in promotion, signage and all marketing materials)

0 Supporters
Select this reward