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Ballin' for Buckets
Since 2018

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

Fundraising Goal

$750,000

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.

Education

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.

Economy

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

Agriculture

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

Health

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.

$8 Changes the Game

As professional basketball players, our job is to be game changers. The NBA provides us this opportunity on the court, and Hoops2o has unified us off the court, working to change the game for those in need of clean water and deliver clean water to 75,000 people in need this season. This week, fans can join our game-changing effort with an $8 gift! The best plays make you stand up and cheer and are talked about well beyond that single game. Now, make your game changing play for a person in need this holiday season! Let's team up to make a difference this December.

Make Your Game-Changing Play!

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.


About Coach Tony Bennett

What does it mean to be a ‘Hoo? For Coach Tony Bennett, it means being a servant. It means being a game-changer beyond the Lawn by transforming communities though the gift of clean water.

Because of their shared commitment to leaving the world better, Coach Tony Bennett is partnering with Malcolm Brogdon to expand the footprint of Hoops2O to basketball fans across the NBA and college, all with the goal of bringing clean water to one million people.

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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De'Andre Hunter

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Kyle Lowry

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Garrett Temple

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Anthony Tolliver

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