Ballin' to Kill the Stigma
This is Open Doors’ nuanced approach to spreading awareness around learning disabilities. Sports empower and inspire young individuals to strive for greatness. Many students with learning disabilities, like dyslexia and ADHD, are hands-on learners, which is inherited in sports. Many athletes with learning disabilities excel at their sports, such as Magic Johnson, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, and A'ja Wilson.
Open Doors hosts a 3v3 basketball tournament called 'Hoop to Learn'. The Hoop to Learn Tournament is for all high school students from Grades 8-12 and will be opend for men and women who have graduated. Two tournaments will be held: a 'His' Hoop to Learn and a 'Her' Hoop to Learn for boys and girls respectively. You do not have to be a competitive athlete to participate.
Each team is required to have four team members. We ask that each team member donate $10 each ($40 for a team of four). The money is put into a pool and the winning team receives 50% of the proceeds.
The remaining funds go towards Open Door's Fund the Dream Project where we hope to support the Fraser Academy Out Reach Centre and other school/community centres with progressive plans for their academic aid centres.