Westside Hoops Maui Youth Basketball Program
Westside Hoops Maui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, youth basketball organization. By the grace of God, we are truly blessed as a community based organization comprised of a team of dedicated volunteers along with the blessings of a group of independent Christian business people and community leaders that are dedicated to the development of the youth on Maui.
Westside Hoops Maui complies with all 501(c)(3) rules and regulations. As such, all donations to Westside Hoops Maui are tax exempt.
Westside Hoops was born out of a father’s desire to help his son obtain the opportunity to play basketball while attaining a college education. It became clear that year around training and trips to the mainland to participate in intense fundamentals coaching was the only way to achieve this goal. What started as a journey between father and son in 2006, has become a program to help other basketball players, starting in sixth grade, achieve that same opportunity.
With strong community support, from both businesses and individuals, both on Maui and the mainland, Westside Hoops is able to provide student athletes with the tools they need to succeed both on and off the court. From weight training and ball handling drills, to tutoring and social media policing, student athletes are pushed to build physical strength and, more importantly strength of character. With the hard work and commitment from the student athletes, Westside Hoops can help them achieve their academic and basketball goals.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Westside Hoops is committed to character building and life skill development through biblical teaching and fundamental basketball training for the youth on Maui. Westside Hoops creates environments for kids to be part of the Maui community while learning how to give back and pour into the next generation of youth.
Join us at our 2018, ANOTHER LEVEL BASKETBALL CAMP !
Coach Buzz Dahlen will be running the camp again this year.
Fundamentals on dribbling, passing and shooting as well as defense will be taught to kids ages 8-18. Start the summer out right by learning to play the great game of basketball at the highest levels. Current Luna players as well as some of the best coaches on Maui will teach not only basketball, but stress character and importance of doing well in school as a pattern to copy for life….
OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace – 1 Peter 4:10
Genevieve is a teacher, fitness expert, coach and it is God who brought her to this island, with the goal of enriching the lives of kids and the community.
As the wife of a coach, and mom of current and former players, it’s Joanne’s joy and pleasure to work behind the scenes of the program during the year to ensure logistics run smoothly.
Fundraising & Sponsorship’s
With clear guidance, testing and a tremendous faith, Dan followed the Lord and helped create a program that produces opportunities for the youth of Maui, setting them up to become godly men.
Having the Nevada State championships under his belt, and an extensive 30 career as a teacher, Tom knows how to teach basketball and mold boys into young men.
Jason has over 20 years experience working with kids and as the Senior Program Director of the YMCA Maui, he uses discipline to teach kids the game of life through basketball.
Photographer & Team Uncle
Uncle Glen, as the kids and community at large call him, is a true Lahainaluna fan and captures moments otherwise unknown and shares them with everyone. He asks nothing in return and it is his passion for photography that brings him to hundreds of games, meets, matches and events per year.
IN THE NEWS
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OUR STUDENT ATHLETES
2018 CHARITY WALK
For this year of 2018, our overall goal is $150,000, and our online goal is $40,000.
If you would like to walk for Westside Hoops Maui, please contact Genevieve Ruvald @ 1.858.336.6693.
For last years, 2017 Charity Walk Fundraiser (our largest fundraiser of the year), we helped Maui County raise over $1.2 Million. We continue to set our goals high and last year, we were able to raise $109,880. From the 7-10 year old kids raising money for their Shark Tournament, to the High School Kids raising money to participate in our Summer Program in Reno, to our generous donors all over the country, we exceeded our goals and are thrilled that the community both near and far continues to support these kids.
For our online donations on our newly launched website, we did much better than we expected by raising almost $12,000 and our off line or in person donations far exceeded our goal this year!
As an organization, the money we raised was the most in Maui County for a Non Profit for the second year in a row and we had the top 2 individuals with the most amount raised, Dan Williams and Genevieve Ruvald. We are grateful for your generosity and love for the kids. You are definitely impacting lives by investing in their futures.
God Bless You All!!!
Click to read the 2017 Maui News article
Help support our youth programs!
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Westside Hoops Maui and some independent Maui Christian businessmen are teaming up to renovate the Napilihau Rec Center, home of K...
Record Breaking 2018 CHARITY WALK! As we continue to raise funds for the Chairty Walk through out the entire year, we broke ano...
We are currently raising money for two (2) 15 passenger vans. One van will stay in Reno for our summer program and one van will co...
Westside Hoops Maui Scholarship program helps raise funds for college tuition's or to help our graduating student athletes with bo...
Year round fundraising supporting the Westside Hoops program. Supporting summer programs. Sending the kids to the mainland for th...
With your generous support, we SURPASSED our goal of $3000 to purchase new backboard attachments for the County of Maui. PeeWees! ...
BUY LOGO GEAR
Show your support with our official Lahainaluna, Luna Nation, Luna-Tic and Westside HOOPS Maui logo gear!
Proceeds of logo gear sales will go towards the 2018 Maui Charity Walk. (click images for details)
DONATE YOUR TIME
Fundraisers ~ Charity Walk ~ Maui Invitational ~ Concessions
Donating your time to any cause requires a deep love for that cause and these kids. We truly appreciate the time energy and effort the LUNA Nation family pours out for these kids.
To volunteer during the summer as a host family or to feed our boys, please contact Dan Williams
To volunteer at the Maui Invitational, one of the most prestigious College Basketball Tournaments in the nation right here at the Lahaina Civic Center, contact Genevieve Ruvald
To volunteer during the season at the concessions stand, contact Genevieve Ruvald