20 Years of Basketball Smiles

In June 2019 we reached some significant milestones in the history of Basketball Smiles – our 20th Anniversary Camp!

Since 1999, we have served over 11,000 boys and girls through our Basketball Smiles Camp in Nassau and surrounding areas. Through generous donations from supporters over the years, we have also been able to provide academic materials to their hard-working teachers as an additional support throughout the year. That’s a staggering impact you have helped us make upon the future generations in the Bahamas.

Our camps are special – Basketball Smiles has grown to where we are possibly the largest free basketball camp in the entire Caribbean. No child ever pays to attend is never turned away from our camps.

As we prepare for our 21st Basketball Smiles Camp in June 2020, we are always striving to find innovative and creative ways to make basketball instruction the very best. We aspire to instill in these children the important lessons of self-respect, citizenship, service to others, and academic responsibility.

At every camp we  provide water, ice, and a nutritious meal to each camper every day. It takes a lot of supplies to make camp work (over 165 gallons of water and 175 pounds of ice over just four days!!) We also provide every camper with a t-shirt, their own personal basketball, and a school backpack. Being able to do this each year puts many priceless smiles on these children’s faces.

None of this would be possible without so many great people in both the United States and the Bahamas donating their time and financial resources. Your generous support makes everything come together. On behalf of the boys and girls of Basketball Smiles, we say, “Thank You!” to everyone who continues to make Basketball Smiles a uniquely successful venture.

We always consider it a privilege and honor to spend a week with these boys and girls and bring a week of smiles and hope through basketball.

Please consider joining with us to help children that no one else will help.

Remember, Basketball Smiles is a 501(c) 3 charity, and your gifts are tax deductible. Because YOU believe in the vision of Basketball Smiles, we continue to transform the lives of boys and girls who have no one else to help them.

Please contact us at samnchls@yahoo.com. Let’s talk about how we can work together to continue bringing a week of smiles and hope through basketball.

Sam Nichols
Basketball Smiles
President/Founder