Project Rebound

Project Rebound and Good Sports

The Atlanta Hawks Foundation is teaming up with Good Sports to support the Foundation’s Project Rebound initiative.  Project Rebound’s mission is to increase access to play basketball and grow capacity of Georgia basketball programs.  To this end, we will donate brand-new basketball equipment.  Donations will be specifically tailored to fit the needs of the organization.  Grants are extremely limited.

In order to be considered, the organization must meet the criteria below and submit an application (link also below).  The application deadline is Sunday, March 31.  Submission of an application is not a guarantee that you will be supported.  Make sure to select Project Rebound in the partnership referral field (Section 5).

Click here for the application

If you have applied previously, Good Sports may reach out to you directly to make a donation in connection to Project Rebound.

Please note that the criteria for a Project Rebound/Good Sports grant is the following:

*Organization directly serves youth between ages of 3 to 18
*Organization serves youth in an economically disadvantaged area
*Schools Only:  More than half of the student body must be eligible for free/reduced lunch
*Organization is located in Georgia
*Organization operates an organized basketball program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children
*Participation fee cannot exceed $150

If you are approved but not selected for this specific opportunity, Good Sports can still assist you.  The approval status lasts for two years and you can make multiple equipment requests.

About The Atlanta Hawks Foundation

The Atlanta Hawks Foundation’s mission is to increase access for metro Atlanta’s youth to play, grow and learn life and leadership skills through basketball.

The Foundation will achieve this mission by focusing on two key areas:

  • Basic Access to Courts and Play – The Atlanta Hawks Foundation will improve and increase the availability of basketball courts and equipment and provide scholarships to Hawks camps and clinics.
  • Volunteer Coaching Development – Of the 6.5 million youth coaches, only 1 in 3 say they have been trained in sport skills or tactics, according to the Aspen Institute’s Project Play. The Foundation will partner with trusted leaders in developing curricula to ensure Hawks clinics are delivering high-level instruction for volunteer coaches.

About Good Sports

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $41 million worth of equipment to 4,202 (and counting!) youth programs, impacting over SIX MILLION kids. Good Sports has also been awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability, for three years in a row; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org

If you have any questions, please e-mail Kelsey Poole at kpoole@goodsports.org