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 theyre 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 doesnt have to be this way.
Each well costs $45,000 to install, and just one can serve up to 7,500 people. Thats just $6 per person. Six dollars can send a child to school, restore economic independence, or even save a life.
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, theyre raising $225,000 to fund five wells for communities in desperate need of clean, accessible drinking water. Now thats 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.
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.