Our Work

Learn About How Hope Sports Started and Why Our Work Is So Important

 

What We Do

Hope Sports arranges 3-5 day service trips to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic for active and retired athletes, teams, their coaches and sponsors. In two days teams are tasked with and given all the material needed to build a house for a family in need – uplifting their lives forever.

Our trips provide meaningful experiences that are profound and worthwhile.

Building a home is a simple process, but the result spreads hope throughout an entire community. Plus by uniting with other athletes to serve these impoverished families, athletes join together for a cause greater than themselves. We believe that it’s important to develop a purpose beyond our sporting achievements. By connecting to greater meaning, athletes can thrive in their sport and in every aspect of their lives.

Hope Sports partners with Homes of Hope to select the recipient families and build the homes. Over the last 27 years, Homes of Hope has built and donated 6,000 homes in 20 countries.  Recipient families are selected based on a three criteria:

 

Must Own The Land

Families selected must own the land we build on, or have been making payments on it for at least six months.

Must Earn Less than $70 per week

Only families with a household income of $70/week are considered for a home.

Must Be A Family with Children

Children are the most affected by poverty, so we only build for families with children.

Homes of Hope: Our Partner Organization

Homes of Hope has a team of professional builders that lead the building process.  Even though it takes only two days to build the house, the impact will last a lifetime.  Through maintaining a relationship, the Homes of Hope staff insure the well-being families long after they have received the home.

Hope Sports works alongside Homes of Hope to provide high-impact, short-term service opportunities while insuring the long term sustainability for the recipient families and their communities.  By joining us for three short days, your impact will last a lifetime.

 

Our Impact

Since our foundation in 2015 Hope Sports has accomplished the following:

Served

Communities

Completed

Trips

Built Homes for

Families

Provided Housing For

Individuals in Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Facilitated

Volunteer Hours

One Home Provides a

Year economic boost to a family in need.

Hope Sports Fast Facts

Build teams consist of 10-25 people per home – and we can host over 100 people per trip.

Trips can be arranged on any dates that suit you. We recommend you book 6 months in advance.

It takes just 2 days to build a home.

Build supervisors will show you what to do every step of the way.
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All tools and equipment are provided.

You’ll meet and get to know the family you are building for.

A new home has a 7-10 year economic impact on a family in need.
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On the last day of the build, you’ll go shopping with the family for home essentials.

Keys are given to the family in a dedication ceremony.

You can engage with the local community through activities like soccer and baseball games..

A detailed workbook containing thoughtful prompts and exercises will guide you through your Hope Sports experience.

Accommodation, ground transportation, all meals, bottled water and wifi are included.

Your life, and that of the family you build for, will be changed forever!

Youth Sports Teams

 

  • Hope Sports supports youth sports teams in Mexico and Costa Rica to encourage emotional development in youth.
  • We support a youth soccer team of 500 kids in San Jose, Costa Rica and the largest registered cycling team in Baja California, Mexico.
  • We provide coaching support, funding and content to help athletes develop emotionally, relationally and physically.

Interested in becoming a financial supporter of our sports teams? Make a donation here.
Want to learn more about starting your our Hope Sports club? Contact us

800+ athletes have learned how to live a purpose-driven life at Hope Sports’ homebuild trips.