"HE KEPT SMILING, SO I KEPT GOING."
5-Eleven Hoops is 501(c)(3) non-profit and growing basketball learning/sports-based organization, founded by Stacy McAlister. Stacy is a former professional basketball player who created 5-Eleven Hoops in September 2015 upon his return home from playing basketball overseas with the YTE Bearcats and conducting a basketball clinic with the Special Olympics in Brunei.
5-Eleven Hoops incorporates children from various life walks with the clinics allowing families to participate. This active play initiative was designed to help provide positive outcomes for youth and their families currently dealing with Autism and other special needs. McAlister created this organization in his own backyard and by using his pre-existing training and knowledge. Stacy has assembled a system of drills and basketball plays to build Autistic children's sportsmanship, social skills, coordination, strength & cognitive development. His program was built and inspired from helping his own son learn, grow and develop during the early stages of his Autism diagnosis.
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