The BAM Jam 3 on 3 Basketball tournament (www.bamjamboise.com) is pleased to announce that the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and Idaho Select Basketball. All three of the beneficiaries are non-profit organizations that are headquartered in the Treasure Valley.
In 2008, BAM Jam was able to donate over $2,000 to non-profit organizations. This year, the tournament will be held in downtown Boise on August 7-8. For more information about BAM Jam, please visit www.bamjamboise.com.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America comprises a national network of nearly 4,000 neighborhood- based facilities annually serving some 3.8 million youth, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” Clubs provide guidance-oriented programs on a daily basis for children 6 – 18 years old, conducted by full-time, professional staff. Key programs emphasize character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness, and recreation.
About the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence is a statewide nonprofit dual coalition that advocates on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Incorporated in 1980, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence has grown to become a statewide membership network advocating for the safety and rights of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Idaho Coalition oversees two teen dating violence projects – Idaho Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Project and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Start Strong Idaho: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative. For more information go to www.nomeansknow.com or www.idvsa.org.
About Idaho Select Basketball
The Idaho Select exists to provide opportunities to student-athletes that live in the state of Idaho. Through team building and leadership development, our participants enhance their overall character that increases their likelihood of receiving earned financial assistance for college. Through the program’s various projects and events we are able to reach student-athletes from a wide range of ages and locations. The program uses the sport of basketball as a unifying vehicle to bring together these participants.