According to Raise Your Game Founder Mikel Ray,
“While everyone is different, Raise Your Game recognizes that each person has God-given abilities. Raise Your Game believes all children should receive the encouragement, guidance, and leadership needed to realize their dreams. Basketball is our tool. The mission of Raise Your Game is to make a positive difference in the development of young girls and boys, to empower every player that enrolls in our academy. We use basketball as a tool to emphasize the importance of self-improvement, health, fitness, working together, and having a winning attitude.
“Raise Your Game reminds everyone that development through basketball is important and we need your help! Donations toward our academy help us provide opportunities for youth to develop and train with Raise Your Game.
“With this being the second year of our participation in Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, we aim to build off the success of our first year’s campaign. Your support will allow us to offer free training to low-income kids and families in-need throughout the North Texas Region.
“First responder clients, military families, and families of Texas educators K-12 will be able to train for free. Raise Your Game recognizes the sacrifices that these families endure and this is our way to thank them. In order to continue these efforts, we need financial support. Our dream is that our outreach program can be extended, providing no-cost admission to 100+ families. Kids would be able to train and participate in league play at no-cost.
“We know there’s been a decline in children’s mental health because of the current post-pandemic situation. Your support of Raise Your Game allows us to serve and save the next generation through basketball.
“When your vision meets your work and your work meets your vision, you will Raise Your Game!”
* Graphic/photo provided by Raise Your Game
In 14 years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $503 million into the North Texas community. In 2022, more than $62.6 million was raised through 94,385 donors benefiting over 3,210 area nonprofits.