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BALL AFFECTS LIVES

Our MISSION

Our mission is to empower underprivileged youth through sports by providing access to resources and opportunities that foster personal growth, physical health, and social development.

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PROJECTS

LOCAL PROGRAM

"Hoops for Hope: Empowering DFW Youth"

Overview: Serving the underserved youth in the DFW area by offering transformative summer camp and clinic opportunities, impactful team programming, and comprehensive skills training, empowering them to thrive both on and off the court.

 

GLOBAL PROGRAM

"Basketball Bridge: Empowering International Athletes through Play"

Overview: Our "Basketball Bridge" program is dedicated to sponsoring talented young athletes who lack resources, providing them with the opportunity to come to America, pursue education, and utilize sports as a catalyst for personal growth and success.

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SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE

Lijirin Doyinsola
A Remarkable Journey from Lagos to Division 1 Basketball

Meet the towering talent from Lagos, Nigeria, who's changing the game of women's basketball – Lijirin Doyinsola. Standing at an impressive 6'4", Doyinsola's presence on the court is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Her incredible journey to the world of American collegiate basketball is a testament to her resilience and the power of community support.

The world first took notice of Doyinsola when a video of her soaring through the air for a thunderous dunk went viral on social media. It was a display of raw athleticism and skill that left viewers stunned. However, despite her extraordinary talent, the path to playing Division 1 basketball in the United States seemed uncertain due to a lack of connections and resources.

That's when Joyce, the visionary behind Ball Affects Lives, entered the picture. Recognizing Doyinsola's potential and understanding the barriers she faced, Joyce embarked on a mission to make dreams come true. Leveraging her extensive network and unwavering commitment to creating opportunities, Joyce reached out to Doyinsola and offered a helping hand.

 

Ball Affects Lives became a beacon of hope for Doyinsola. Through their support and dedication, they managed to secure sponsorship for her journey. This included covering crucial expenses like visa application fees, expediting visa appointments, SEVIS fees, and English test fees.

Doyinsola's story serves as an inspiration to all aspiring athletes, especially young women in underrepresented sports. It's a reminder that talent knows no boundaries, and with the right support system, dreams can become a reality. Her journey from the courts of Lagos to the Division 1 arenas of the United States is a testament to the transformative power of sports and the remarkable individuals who work tirelessly to make a difference.

As Doyinsola takes her talents to the next level, she carries with her not only the hopes and aspirations of her community but also the gratitude of all those who believe in the potential of athletes to inspire and uplift. Her story is a shining example of how a single act of kindness and determination can change lives and open doors to boundless opportunities. The future is undoubtedly bright for Lijirin Doyinsola, a true symbol of the power of sports to affect lives positively.

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