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"EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO BASKETBALL"


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"EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO BASKETBALL"


Ball 4 All aims to assist youth, regardless of background, in reaching their full potential physically, cognitively and spiritually, through teaching the fundamentals of basketball.
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About Us


Opening new doors for youth participants...

About Us


Opening new doors for youth participants...

Ball 4 All is a basketball program opening new doors for youth participants. We provide basketball skills training, fitness education and nutritional instruction through programs available to all youth that wish to participate. We instill values of social awareness, teamwork and the importance of giving back. Located in Guelph Ontario Canada, Ball 4 All draws on great basketball instructors, dedicated volunteers and conscientious sponsors to make a difference in the lives of its participants.

Each session consists of both recreational and high intensity basketball training, a nutritional education component with food available, arts and culture to broaden participant's horizons, and guest speakers running mini-workshops allowing for a greater sense of employment potential locally and abroad. Weekly sessions are attended by between 6 - 22 youth, with room for expansion.  Shake True Hoops training sessions are also available to all Ball 4 All participants who desire more frequent training.

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A Brief History


Initiated in 2007, removing barriers to health, recreation and basketball training.

A Brief History


Initiated in 2007, removing barriers to health, recreation and basketball training.

Steve “Shaker” Cuevas, founder of Shake True Hoops Basketball Development Services in Guelph, initiated Ball 4 All in 2007. He saw a growing need for access to skills programs for all who wished to participate, regardless of barriers of transportation and cost. In founding Ball 4 All, he sought to remove these barriers to access and provide high-level basketball training to those who were not previously able to attend his sessions. 

Shaker's bio.

Ball 4 All is made possible by partnerships with basketball courts and local businesses. In the summer, the program is held at the Shelldale Outdoor Courts. In the winter, transportation to sessions is made possible by the donation of vans by Sorbara Law and other generous donors. MarketFresh, a local gourmet grocer, donates fresh fruit, and Boston Pizza provides pizza to keep participants fueled up during their training. Since the founding of the program, many more donations and volunteerism have made Ball 4 All successfully able to make a difference to our youth.

More information on our sponsors.

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Recognition in the Community


Recognition in the Community


In 2015, Steve Cuevas was recognized with a Guelph Mayor's Award for his work on Ball 4 All. The mayor has this to say about Ball 4 All: Kids in the program learn lessons that extend well beyond the basketball court. They gain a sense of belonging, a yearning to participate, and the confidence to overcome obstacles and make good choices. They gain life skills that will help them succeed in the future. Stephen also helps older students develop into volunteer coaches and mentors. Through Ball 4 All, Stephen is building a healthier, safer, and more connected community.

Ball 4 All thanks mayor Cam Guthrie and appreciates his recognition of the program as being important to the Guelph community. Participants and volunteers were in attendance at the Mayor's Awards Gala. See the link below for the full story:

Read More. 

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Looking Ahead


Ball 4 All is partnering with leaders in the community.

Looking Ahead


Ball 4 All is partnering with leaders in the community.

Looking ahead to the future, here at Ball 4 All we would like to construct a permanent court to allow the program to run year round. There is a flurry of planning and partnerships coming together to make this dream a reality. 

Please reach out to us if you would like to become involved in the future of the program.

Contact Us.