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GiveBig Day-May 10, 2017

Hope all is well! As many of you know alongside running our Quick Handle basketball program I have formed a nonprofit 501 C3 organization called Next Step Athletics. My dream and primary outreach purpose of forming Next Step Athletics is to provide free basketball clinics across the country in hard-hit and impoverished communities with not only skills training but positive empowerment and hope. 

On Wednesday, May 10 the 3rd largest charitable donation fund raiser in America called GiveBig will take place. We are excited about this unique opportunity to showcase our important non-profit program to the world and encourage tax deductible gift giving to help us on this journey to impact and empower our youth.

Because of so many who have financially supported Next Step Athletics, we have been able to partner with communities and even the US Embassy to bring these type of basketball skills clinics in places like Ferguson, Missouri, Mountain Home, Arkansas and even in the country of Moldova.  But this is only the beginning and much more needs to be done.  Our youth are hurting deeply and need to be inspired and encouraged to go after their dreams just like we are.  However many of our young people are in such a dire situation that hope is being diminished and destructive alternatives are becoming a greater option.

I want to change this with every ounce of strength I have.  But I need your help. Would you consider coming alongside Next Step Athletics and donating to this worthy cause?  I would also be honored, if you would distribute this important information to friends, business’s, corporations or anyone who has an interest in sports and making a real difference in our youth.


To support us please click on our GiveBig link-  and you can review our page and make a donation.


Again, thank you so much for continuous support. We couldn't do it without you!


Kindest Regards,


Coach Mendo

Next Step Athletics