Real Basketball, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization is a conglomerate of youth basketball teams, coaches, board members and other volunteers organized in 2005 by a concerned and committed group of coaches and community volunteers, dedicated to improving the lives of local urban youth. The organization's mission is two-fold--to use the sport of basketball to develop teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship and a strong work ethic in young people; and to provide mentoring, educational support and life skills needed for them to grow into responsible, productive adults. To accomplish these goals, Real Basketball has assembled a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and united for a single purpose -- to use their talents and experience to better the lives of young people. The volunteers of Real Basketball are committed to competitive excellence, integrity, and skills development of every youth that will be a part of the organization. The commitment is to positively influence each youth, promote growth, and afford them to have fun in the process.
Real Basketball was organized to foster national amateur sports competition, affording youth an opportunity to learn and develop skills in the game of basketball. In addition to developing a robust basketball program with teams that have the skills and ability to be competitive on a national level, Real Basketball's athletes will participate in the following programs: monthly tutoring sessions for struggling students, career days with speakers from the area's professional communities, and community service activities.
Realizing the weighty responsibility of being entrusted with teaching and training area youth, Real Basketball is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. All organization employees and volunteers must submit to yearly criminal background checks and must agree and sign to be bound by Real Basketball's conflict of interest policy. The organization's records policy and board of director's policies and procedures are in full compliance with the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.
Each youth will be held accountable for their responsibilities that align them with the ultimate goals set for them and their futures.