LIVE HOOPS is a nonprofit organization that focuses on assisting Arizona’s youth in improving their quality of life by using basketball to empower them to make better life decisions and continue their education. By using our educational, athletic/basketball, life skills, guidance counseling, and promotional programs we help youth in their complete transition from adolescents to college students and ultimately to solid contributing members of our communities. Our Opportunities program broaden the academic, collegiate, and athletic opportunities for any youth who participates thus increasing their chance of continuing their education and fulfilling their dreams and goals.
LIVE HOOPS was founded in 2005 by Kelly and Mike Mills in Phoenix AZ.
Upon seeing the need for assistance and guidance of youth, young student-athletes, and their parents, the Mills’ created LIVE HOOPS as a resource to the families we serve. LIVE HOOPS was created with the Mills’ extensive management, social service, child development, and basketball experience by putting together innovative programs that have benefited a number of youth in the Valley.