March Madness

By: Matt Barr Even 8,000 plus miles away in rural Rwanda, I couldn’t escape the outstretching grasp of March Madness. My 6th month here was a blur of health education, our annual IWD Tournament, hosting guests and putting the final touches on our new court. The highlight of the month came on March 17th when …

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The Power of Sport

By: Matt Barr It has been 5 months since I sat in Boston at the annual Shooting Touch Gala and listened to Brad Stevens give a speech on how basketball is more than just a game. He referenced numerous iconic moments where basketball spread its reach past the boundaries of the hardwood and inspired individuals …

Annual Gender Based Violence Awareness Tournament Recap

This past weekend, Saturday, January 20th, 2018, Shooting Touch hosted its annual Gender Based Violence Awareness Tournament. The event showcased games played by our U13 mixed, U16, U18 boys, U18 girls, as well as our Women’s divisions. In addition, throughout the day there was community service, free Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) testing, as well as speakers …

Holiday Reflections

By: Matt Barr As I sit here reflecting on the two months since my last blog post, I am quite overwhelmed with the task of trying convey the details of this adventure to you. I’m running 6 hours of practices each day, managing two inner court leagues, preparing for our Gender Based Violence Tournament in …

Rwanda= Undefeated

By: Jordan Dillard For the sake of keeping you all at home informed, and up to date on the things that I am doing here in Rwanda, it is my intention to deliver content to you as much as possible without being too over bearing. This task in itself is difficult. There are so many …