Giving back to the Community

Helping Hoops is an independent charity running free weekly basketball programs for over 1,000 disadvantaged & disabled children every year. Our 350-plus sessions per year benefit kids of all abilities aged 7 to 21. As a charity, Helping Hoops is not solely focused on improving skills, but also uses basketball to instil values that will benefit children in their lives outside of sport.

Children attending Helping Hoops programs are from a refugee or migrant background, have an intellectual disability, are living on inner-city, high-rise public housing estates, or are asylum seekers.

Helping Hoops specifically focuses on building self-esteem, aiding social cohesion, instilling discipline, developing goal setting and leadership skills, and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

Helping Hoops also runs school holiday activities & tournaments for our kids, and is a key contributor to the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association, which runs basketball tournaments for over 500 South Sudanese-Australian youth from all across Australia.

Click here to see their weekly schedule of programs, or here to see upcoming events.

How The Baller Store is helping

The Baller Store is currently a proud registered member of Helping Hoops.

To show our support to the next generation of Aussie hoopers, we’ll be donating $1 from every order placed on the store to Helping Hoops, on top of our usual monthly member contribution.

Become a Member

Helping kids in need is a team effort. Helping Hoops want you on the team!

Become a member of Helping Hoops by making a monthly donation and enjoy great benefits. Click here to learn more.

The 24 Hour Charity Shootout

How many free throws can you shoot in 15 minutes? Sign up for the 24 Hour Charity Shootout and help raise money for Helping Hoops!

The 24 Hour Charity Shootout will see over 170 Fundraisers come together to raise funds and awareness for Helping Hoops by shooting as many free throws as they can in 15 minutes. All proceeds go to sustaining and growing Helping Hoops’ free programs for underprivileged kids across Melbourne.

This year, we are aiming to raise $50,000, but we can’t do it without you!


Highlights from last year’s Shootout