Kristen is a mother, coach, mentor and owner of multiple businesses. But everything she does relates to basketball. From coaching underprivileged kids to organizing the Assist For Autism basketball tournament, her work helps her athletes prepare, plan and lay the groundwork for success.
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Tyrone is a former professional basketball player who owns and runs the first minority-owned hospice care center in Missouri. But he doesn’t stop there. In his free time, he is the founder of Midwest Elite and is the head coach of a varsity high school basketball team.
Sarah is a prosecutor, volunteer and four-time gold medalist in the Paralympic games. She’s a wheelchair basketball player who devotes her time outside of work to coaching and mentoring young athletes. And as co-founder of the Youth4KC, she supports equal access to sports for children with disabilities.
With his L.E.A.D.E.R.S. program, Pat Clarke brings neighborhood kids and local police officers together on the court to foster positive relationships through basketball. He also hosts Hoops At Night, a basketball summer league that keeps kids on the court, out of court and off the streets.
Michele founded the Lawrence, Kansas chapter of a granny basketball league, which brings more than 60 women over the age of 50 together on the court. In addition to the Kansas Senior Games, she helps raise money for local charities with the Lady Grayhawks.
Ever since his middle son was disabled in an accident, Ed Hubbard has been on a mission to help special-needs kids play sports. He’s been involved with the YMCA Challenger Program, raising funds and coaching/mentoring special-needs athletes as they learn about life through sports.