HSBCAMPS (America’s leader in bringing kids of all ages face-to-face with the pros) and Idaho Flash (an Idaho non-profit dedicated to providing young female athletes with essential basketball, social, and leadership skills) have officially announced their partnership to build better Idaho basketball communities. The partnership will provide Idaho Flash with additional scholarship funding for underprivileged youths wishing to attend the non-profits coveted Flash-Training sessions. “I was fortunate enough to meet Flash Director Stu Sells about a year ago. The synergies between our two programs and our visions for continued affordable basketball opportunities, for young athletes in Idaho, were an instant match,” explained Carson Sofro, (HSBCAMPS Founder). Through HSBCAMPS sister company, HSBCARES, a portion of all proceeds collected from HSBCAMPS upcoming “Morning Clinic and Day Camp”, at Capital High School (June 27-30, 2011) will be donated to the Flash scholarship program.
HSBCAMPS prides itself as a youth basketball program that “gives back”, donating a portion of every programs proceeds to schools and non-profits within each of the communities they serve. With more than $50,000 raised to date, HSBCAMPS stands firm in its commitment to provide every child, regardless of age or income, with an opportunity to attend. “What we are doing in four days, Flash is doing year round,” Sofro added. “We get to come in and create a spark with a lot of these girls and pass the torch back to Flash, to continue their excellent work developing players year round. We are very excited about this collaboration.”
Over the last four years, Idaho Flash has established itself as the “elite training outfit” for young female athletes in the state. With more than two hundred girls now actively training in its “Fit” program, Idaho Flash has encouraged, mentored, and developed dozens of young women currently playing at Colleges and Universities throughout the western United States. As Flash Director Stu Sells suggests, this partnership will not only benefit their own organization, but the greater community at large. “We have been waiting for the opportunity to embrace a basketball skills camp for the young athlete. HSBCAMPS, their Director, and staff bring excitement and integrity back to individual player camps,” shared Sells. “We are excited for the Boise area to finally have a quality group running a high caliber program and are privileged to be a part of it.”