Adam Mackay

Adam founded Helping Hoops in late 2009 after seeing an opportunity for participation-based sporting programs for disadvantaged children that focused on using basketball to instil positive values and help children in their lives off the court.

Adam has grown the Helping Hoops organisation from a simple idea to an organisation that now reaches over 1,000 children each year through 350-plus free session, and is incredibly proud of the progress the charity has been able to achieve in such a short space of time.

As Helping Hoops is a small organisation, Adam is involved in many different areas and enjoys the diversity of his roles. Most of all, Adam enjoys the fact that his efforts, and those of the Helping Hoops coaches and committee, have immediate results for disadvantaged children that are real and tangible.

Adam’s Helping Hoops highlight to date is taking a select group of Helping Hoops kids to meet Muggsy Bogues, who was a personal hero of his as a child, and who graciously shared his story of overcoming growing up in public housing, and being shot at the age of five, to become the shortest player in NBA history.

Website: Helping Hoops