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Ballin' for Buckets
Since 2018

It’'s bigger than ball: Waterboys teams up with the NBA.

Fundraising Goal


Progress to Goal

Founded by Indiana Pacers’ point guard Malcolm Brogdon, Hoops2O recruits players from across the NBA to raise funds and awareness for clean water initiatives in East Africa. Whether they’re making buckets on the court or fighting for clean water access off of it, these players give it every ounce.

Why Water Matters

Water scarcity limits millions of people in ways you might not imagine.


Women often bear the burden of water retrieval. Reducing the distance to a water source by just 15 minutes results in a 12% increase in girls’ school attendance.


Water retrieval is a significant burden. Access to a clean water source frees time to generate income.


With dependable access to ample drinking water, families can afford to farm — limiting food scarcity and providing income generating opportunities.


Water-related diseases currently cause nearly 1 in 5 deaths of children under 5 years old. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Each well costs $45,000 to install, and just one can serve up to 7,500 people. That’s just $6 per person. Six dollars can send a child to school, restore economic independence, or even save a life.

Ballin' for Buckets Double-Double

This season, we're going for a double-double by delivering clean water to twice as many people as last year. With double the goal, we need double the team. By joining us, you'll increase our ability to transform communities through the gift of clean water. Join us to be a part of our game-changing impact! Enter your name and email to join our double-double efforts. Sign up before 10/23 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win an NYC experience, two roundtrip tickets to NYC, tickets to the Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers game on October 30, and a meet and greet with Brooklyn Nets stars Joe Harris and Garrett Temple after the game!

Join the Team & Win

About Malcolm

Running point for Hoops2O, Malcolm leads a team of playmakers from around the league toward a season-long goal far greater than raising a championship banner. With the support of fans like you, they’re raising $225,000 to fund five wells for communities in desperate need of clean, accessible drinking water. Now that’s something to cheer for.

Waterboys is honored to have Malcolm as the NBA founder of the Hoops2O program. His accomplishments on and off the court demonstrate a purposeful approach to life, as well as a dedication to helping those in need.

Starting Five

Meet the Hoops2O team driving to score clean, accessible drinking water for those in need. Browse the lineup to learn more about how each player is committed to filling buckets instead of draining them.

Justin Anderson

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Malcolm Brogdon

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Donte DiVincenzo

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Tim Frazier

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Kyle Guy

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Joe Harris

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Garrett Temple

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Anthony Tolliver

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