Basketball Non Profit Giving Away $25,000 Grant to Fund International 10-month Program

College Seniors Everywhere, Make Your Own Hoops Dream Come True through Shooting Touch, Inc. Sabbatical Program

Basketball Non Profit Giving Away $25,000 Grant to Fund International 10-month Program

Enabling Graduates to Give Back

BOSTON – (NOVEMBER 15) The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program –  Referred to as “The Basketball Peace Corps”, opened its application period today, giving graduating college seniors the opportunity to partake in a ten month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities.

Applicants from colleges and universities of all levels are welcome to apply. Working within the parameters of the program, each student application includes a detailed mission statement and an outline of the goals each applicant would like to accomplish throughout the 10-months. Upon acceptance, all grantees will be awarded a stipend of $25,000 to fund their experience. Interested American students, graduating in December of 2012 or Spring of 2013, should contact Shooting Touch, Inc. to download an application for the program.

Please visit to apply and see inspiring videos from past Grantees. The deadline for applying is 1/31/13. This is one of our favorite new videos:

Past Grantees have traveled to South Africa,  Zimbabwe, Senegal, Cape Verde and Brazil. The program recently made the commitment to work in Rwanda for the next 3-5 years maximizing impact and creating a sustainable effective program for the youths of Rwanda. All Grantees for the 2013-2014 Sabbatical will be going to Rwanda.

“Shooting Touch’s Sabbatical Program is an outstanding way for students to use their passion for basketball and channel it towards making the world a better place,” said National Championship, Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and anyone fortunate enough to participate will undoubtedly return home a more mature, enriched and passionate person.”


Shooting Touch, Inc. is a basketball non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization based in Boston, MA founded in 2007 by Justin Kittredge, a basketball footwear executive and Guinness World Record™ Holder. The organization is based on the premise that basketball’s positive influence on the lives of children can improve the world around them. Shooting Touch, Inc. has three goals: to help EDUCATE young people about life skills including setting and achieving goals; to MENTOR all players and give support whenever needed; and to COACH the fundamentals of basketball to improve individual confidence both on and off the court. For more information or to partner with Shooting Touch, Inc., please contact or visit

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