As an avid basketball enthusiast, I had the chance to connect with 3x3 Unites a while ago, simply to rent their courts for an event in Eindhoven. However, little did I know that this connection would turn into something much more meaningful. Fast forward to now, and I have experienced a Pro League stop, a World Tour, and met countless individuals who share the same love and energy for basketball as I do.
As a member of the 3x3 Unites team, I have taken on the exciting challenge of expanding the organization's network and reach in the south of the country, starting with Eindhoven. Through my role, I am committed to fostering a community of young individuals who are passionate about making a difference through basketball. By providing them with the tools and support to grow and develop their own communities, I am focused on instilling a sense of teamwork, ownership, leadership, and growth.
At 3x3 Unites, we believe in embracing the small things to bring about significant change. Since its establishment in 2016, our organization has inspired and supported young individuals in pursuing their dreams, making a positive impact on their lives and the world around them. With 3x3 basketball as our tool, we aim to empower individuals to take ownership of their success by inspiring them through our top athletes and events, as well as utilizing our knowledge to develop both the sport and the public spaces in which we play.
One example of our approach is the Leader Course, an 8-week program designed to teach local youth essential life skills through basketball. With a focus on fostering responsibility, communication, self-reflection, team building, and discipline, among other skills, this course helps to create a foundation of leaders who will be an integral part of our local basketball community.
As someone who works closely with the leaders, my role involves balancing their wishes while ensuring that their voices are heard and that we are delivering tangible results that are worth supporting. Additionally, I work to connect with other parties in Eindhoven and collaborate to expand our projects' impact and reach. Essentially, I am building a hub from scratch, expanding the 3x3 Unites brand, mission, and vision to make Eindhoven the new 3x3 hub of the south.
All in all, I am excited to be a part of this innovative organization and to be making a difference in the lives of young individuals in Eindhoven and beyond, one basketball court at a time.