HOOPS Inc.: Advancing Peoria's Community Mission Through Sports & Faith

The mission of HOOPS Inc is to provide a positive impact in the lives of all participants and community members through competitive sports by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through mentorship, education, job placement, access to mental health professionals, and camaraderie while ultimately curbing violence by empowering adult men to become leaders, providers, and protectors of not only their family, but also their community according to the teachings of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mission and Vision

Our commitment at HOOPS Inc. goes beyond basketball. We envision a holistic nurturing environment that supports the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of our participants. Our comprehensive programs are designed not only to teach the fundamentals of the sport but also to instill essential life skills and Christian teachings. Through these efforts, we aim to cultivate a community of resilient, compassionate, and principled young adults, equipped to face life's challenges.


We connect young adults with mentors who offer guidance, support, and positive role models.

Educational Support

Our educational programs include tutoring and workshops aimed at improving academic performance and fostering a passion for learning.

Job Placement

In collaboration with local businesses, we facilitate job placements to provide our youth with valuable work experience.

Mental Health Access

Understanding the importance of mental health, we offer access to counseling and support services.

Community Engagement

We encourage participation in community service projects, promoting a sense of responsibility and community belonging.

Local Impact

The impact of HOOPS Inc. in Peoria is deeply felt, contributing significantly to societal improvements. Our initiatives have led to a noticeable reduction in youth violence, thanks to our engagement strategies that focus on sports and mentorship to channel energy positively. This approach not only curbs negative behaviors but also fosters a safer community environment.

Moreover, we celebrate increased graduation rates among our participants, reflecting our strong commitment to educational support. Through personalized tutoring and consistent academic encouragement, we empower young adults to pursue higher education and career opportunities, which contributes to breaking cycles of disadvantage.

Additionally, HOOPS Inc. is instrumental in cultivating young community leaders. Our programs emphasize leadership, responsibility, and teamwork, essential skills that participants take into their community roles. This leadership development ensures a sustainable positive impact, with many returning as mentors, perpetuating a cycle of growth and positivity in Peoria.

Partners in the Program

Strategic partnerships are central to the success of HOOPS Inc., enhancing our capacity to serve the Peoria community effectively. Our collaborations with local entities such as Attorney Chris McCall, Rumbergers, PIPCO Contracting Company, Jason Payne of Turf Solutions, and Representative Darren LaHood are invaluable. 

These partnerships not only provide financial support and resources but also widen our network, enabling us to reach more young adults and extend our impact across various sectors. For instance, Attorney McCall offers legal guidance and workshops, while businesses like Rumbergers and PIPCO Contracting Company support through fundraising events and job placements for our participants. These cooperative efforts ensure a comprehensive support system, fostering a stronger community and enhancing the holistic development of our youth. Through such alliances, HOOPS Inc. is able to achieve more substantial and sustainable outcomes.

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Enagagement & Support

We warmly invite you to contribute to HOOPS Inc.'s mission to shape the future of Peoria's young adults. Your involvement through volunteering, donations, or direct participation in our programs is essential for our continued success. Whether you can offer time as a mentor, financial support, or engage in community projects, every bit of help enriches our capabilities to serve more young adults. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please explore our website where you can access both our donation page and volunteer application forms. Join us in making a real and lasting impact in our community.

Empower the Next Generation of Leaders through Sport and Values

Join HOOPS Inc.: Building a Brighter Future in Peoria and Beyond

Your active engagement is pivotal to the ongoing success of HOOPS Inc., as we strive to guide and uplift the young adults of Peoria and all cities throughout the world using competitive sports and foundational values. The journey we undertake is not just about sports; it’s about building character, instilling discipline, and nurturing leadership qualities among young adults. With your support, whether through time, resources, or advocacy, we can continue to expand our reach and deepen our impact within the community.

Every contribution, no matter the size, helps us provide more comprehensive services, enhance our programs, and create more opportunities for our participants to succeed. By joining us in this mission, you’re not just donating to a cause—you’re investing in the future leaders of our community. Together, we can continue to light the path toward a brighter, more hopeful future for every young person we serve. We invite you to become a part of this transformative journey and witness the powerful change your involvement can bring about. Join HOOPS Inc. today and be a catalyst for positive change around the world.

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