“I only saw myself as a swimmer. That’s it. Nothing else. I had no self-worth, no self-love; I was just like, ‘Yeah, I’m just a swimmer, I don’t have anything else’.”
Life Beyond Sport
Sports can be a powerful agent for shaping character and creating social change. However, research also demonstrates the destructive nature of sport on emotional health when athletes base their worth as a human being solely in how they perform as an athlete. We address this need through a two-pronged mission:
- To engage professional athletes in community service, providing them with an opportunity to connect meaningfully to a world beyond their athletic career
- To build homes for low-income families in third world countries.
Hope Sports trips are perfect for sports teams or companies looking to bring their group together around a common purpose of giving hope to others. If you have a group of 12 or more Hope Sports can help plan a build just for your group.
We introduce individual athletes and entire sports teams to the importance of community service through short-term, international service trips while combining the experience with research-informed programming that educates athletes about the dangers of a performance-based identity and highlights human value rooted in purpose. Our model is innovative for several reasons because of the short term, high impact, nature of our project that gears the schedule and curriculum specifically for athletes. We provide professional logistical services to make the service component as easy as possible, removing barriers that typically prevent athletes from participating in service projects.
We accommodate groups from 10 people up to 160 people. If your group has more than 30 people we suggest building two houses. The typical number of volunteers building each home ranges from 10 to 22 individuals.
The more people you bring, the more houses you’ll build. For example, bring 100 people, build 5 houses. Bring 160 people, build 8 houses.
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Pedro, Dominican Republic
Panama City, Panama
Custom Thumb Drives
If you’re looking for something to help you remember your Hope Sports experience, we offer custom USB thumb drives pre-loaded with all the photos from your event, along with a framed photograph of your group, along with the family you helped, in front of the home you built.
If your group is looking to share your experience with others we provide a professional video package that will communicate the impact that your group had. The video is self-branded is your property. We provide the raw footage for those who would like to take the footage home.
Price: $3495 – Includes two full days of shooting with a RED Epic Camera, 2 Canon 6Ds and a 4k drone + post production.
Timeline: First draft will be delivered 2 weeks after the completion of your build. The final draft will be delivered 3 weeks after the completion of your build.
Hope Sports can provide a professional photographer to document your team’s experience. Our photographers have 25+ years of professional photography experience.
Package includes ownership of all images – Price: $595