Playing sports is fun and contributes to healthy bodies—but it’s so much more! Playing sports has positive impacts on many aspects of a child’s life including academic performance, resilience and mental fortitude, and social-emotional health. Hoop for the Valley enables kids from income-restricted families to experience the joy and benefits of basketball at no cost. In addition to developing physical skills, we ensure that all kids have the opportunity to:
Receive encouragement and mentorship
Build community and connection
Discover a world of possibilities
Be seen as the unique individuals they are
led by Tyler Amaya
Founder, Tyler Amaya, is a former professional basketball player and accomplished coach who also founded PNW Rain, the premier basketball training program in Northwest Washington.
Ethan Chapin was a vibrant young man with a bright future who Tyler had the privilege of coaching for many years. Tragically, Ethan’s promising light was extinguished in November 2022 during his sophomore year in college.
In the wake of this devastating loss, Tyler founded Hoop for the Valley, with the support of the Chapin family. This organization honors Ethan’s all-too-brief life by sharing the joy of basketball with kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the same opportunity he cherished.
You don't want to miss an exciting year of basketball at Hoop for the Valley! We're building out our 2023 calendar with free basketball trainings and clinics for income-restricted children and benefit concerts and showcase games for all. Add your email address below and we'll keep you posted on upcoming news and events!
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