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Our program is designed to provide a positive and enriching environment for these aspiring athletes, allowing them to develop their skills, teamwork, and discipline, both on and off the court.

At Team Takeoff, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to pursue their passion for basketball, regardless of their financial circumstances. That's why we are committed to offering multiple fundraising opportunities to our players and families with the hope of making our program free for them to be a part of. Our mission is to make basketball accessible to a diverse range of young athletes, enabling them to learn valuable life lessons and build a strong foundation for their future.

However, running a successful basketball program requires substantial resources, and this is where your support comes in. We are kindly seeking personal donations and business sponsorship to help us cover various essential expenses, such as travel, hotel stays, food, uniforms, gym space, and tournament fees. Your generous contribution will directly impact our ability to provide these young athletes with the best possible experiences, fostering their growth as individuals and athletes.

Here are a few ways your donation can make a difference:

  1. Travel and Accommodation: Your support will help us cover the costs of transportation and lodging during away games and tournaments, giving our players the chance to showcase their skills on a broader stage.

  2. Uniforms and Equipment: Your contribution will ensure that each participant has access to high-quality uniforms and equipment, instilling a sense of pride and unity among our team members.

  3. Gym Space and Training: By helping us secure gym space and training facilities, you'll enable us to provide a safe and conducive environment for skill development and team practices.

  4. Tournament Fees: Your donation will help alleviate the financial burden of tournament entry fees, allowing our players to participate in competitive events that challenge and motivate them to excel.

Any amount, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on the lives of these young athletes. Your support will not only directly benefit our program but will also contribute to the overall development of the youth in our community. We are committed to keeping you updated on our progress and the impact of your contribution through regular updates, newsletters, and invitations to our games and events.

To make a donation to Team Takeoff, please click the "Make a donation" button below or contact us at Your generosity will help us continue to inspire, empower, and uplift these talented individuals, allowing them to soar to new heights in basketball and beyond.

Thank you for considering our request and for your dedication to the growth and development of our youth. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of these young athletes.

We are a 501C3 organization. All donations above $250 are tax deductible.

GT Cares is the non profit parent of Team Takeoff.  GT Cares is the backbone of our program helping to provide training, mentorship, facilities, and athletic resources to student athletes around the Capital District.

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