Special Hoops is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment and well-being of people with special needs—through the use of basketball.

 

Join us for our next First Fridays event! Takes place February 2, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, at Air Fun Trampoline Park in Greensboro!

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Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, we host competitive basketball tournaments for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing opportunities to experience the health and social benefits of team sports in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.

About Us

For children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it can be challenging to participate in mainstream sports. Special Hoops creates a safe space to do so.

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Mission

The mission of Special Hoops is to create inclusive and empowering athletic environments for children and adults with special needs through organized basketball tournaments.

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Certification

As part of our charge to create fun and safe environments, Special Hoops volunteers undergo a thorough in-house certification process before working with participants.

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AAU Basketball

The Greensboro Warriors, an AAU youth basketball organization,
is essential to the success of Special Hoops. Players serve as mentors and coaches to tournament athletes.

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Registration

The Special Hoops 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament is a fun, supportive and inclusive event for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Sponsorship

Consider making a contribution to the increased physical fitness, sense of belonging, camaraderie, and achievement of children and adults with special needs.

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Get Involved

Make a difference.

Help us to enhance the physical fitness, mental health, and quality of life of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.