You Can Give Hope

Bring smiles and hope to these boys and girls

Your financial support for free Basketball Smiles camps and Life Skills and Academic Tutorial programs will change these children’s lives forever. They learn good citizenship, self-respect, courtesy and that you value them and want them to have the best future possible.

These boys and girls acquire skills and the character that are the stepping stones for success. They find hope where there wasn’t any before.

Often, they go on to establish outstanding records of achievement at institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and return to inspire those who come after them. The result is generational change.

Just look at their faces. You can see what it means to them to have opportunities provided through Basketball Smiles.

Won’t you help us make their life dreams come true? We can’t do it without you. You have an opportunity to make your charitable donations count for today and for tomorrow. Do something great and build into the life of a child.

Boys play basketball

We use your donations to benefit the children directly.

Children and coaches at basketball camp
Not one penny of your gift will be used for salaries or a brick-and-mortar office.
Our coaches raise their own funds, too.

Here’s what we will do with your gifts:

• Free week of camp for every boy and girl who wants to attend, COVID-19 permitting. No child is ever turned away.

• Free camp T-shirt, basketball and school backpack for every camper. (Backpacks help children overcome the shame of poverty; kids who don’t have backpacks won’t take their school books home for study.)

• Camp awards and trophies to mark achievement and build self-esteem

• Shipping camp equipment from the U.S. to The Bahamas

• Academic workbooks for Basketball Smiles Academic Tutorial Program

• Water and meals for campers

• Basketballs and basketball equipment for schools and neighborhood programs in the inner-city areas

• Gym rental for camp facilities

• Camp security, essential in the very dangerous neighborhood

• Provide personal hygiene supplies to help the children stay well.

Here’s what you can do to help



You can give using PayPal or you can mail your gift to

Basketball Smiles
4525 Seals Lane
Abilene, TX 79606

Basketball Smiles is a 501(c)3 organization. For your financial security, please only mail a check or money order.

Become a sponsor

Over the years, our sponsors have given hope and opportunity to these precious children through their generous contributions to Basketball Smiles. Every dollar makes a difference and we carefully steward your gifts.

There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude that shines from the faces of our campers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact me. I want to talk with you personally.

Coach Sam Nichols
4525 Seals Lane
Abilene, TX 79606

Thank you. We deeply appreciate your investment in these boys and girls.

Please help us share the vision by telling your friends about Basketball Smiles.

See for yourself what The Power of One can do for a life.