WE ARE YOUR COMMUNITY TEAM. WE ARE IDAHO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL
A look at the local sponsors that help us with our effort in giving back to the community.
The Idaho Stampede were the first professional sports team in the state of Idaho to start a 501C3 non-profit to give back to the community and since 2002 we have given back over one million dollars in cash, in-kind goods, services and community hours. We will be featuring our top community partners throughout the season, so be sure to check back often and thanks for making our community a better place to live!
The Idaho Stampede developed an educational outreach program titled “The Reading Stampede” that is now a part of the NBA Development League’s “Read to Achieve” initiative. The program is designed to motivate elementary students in grades K-6 to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Our friends at KeyBank have had a huge part in helping us encourage kids to read. For 10 years, KeyBank has partnered with the Stampede in visiting 100 schools and impacted thousands of students. They have donated reading books, pencils, workbooks, book-marks and many more materials to help with the effort. KeyBank also helps decide which schools to benefit.
KeyBank is very active in the community, especially with disadvantaged youth in Idaho. Many of the schools involved in the Read to Achieve program are Title I schools. Through the years we’ve been able to take advantage of the influence of Stampede players and the resources of KeyBank.
Bank of the Cascades
The Idaho Stampede has partnered with Bank of the Cascades and Make-a-Wish to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy for a seventh straight season. Since 2006, the three entities have been working together in identifying a child to benefit and make their wishes come true.
For every three-point shot made by the Idaho Stampede, Bank of the Cascades donates $10 to the Idaho Make-a-Wish Foundation. Over the years, we have been able to send children to a professional bull riding ranch, Disneyland and have sent a child to see his hero, Adam Sandler.
At Bank of the Cascades, the Directors, Executive Leadership and Staff are proudly involved in our respective communities. They not only provide financial support to many local causes, yet also proudly and tirelessly volunteer their time and energies to a wide variety of community, business and charitable organizations. For additional information about the Bank of the Cascades and their efforts in supporting the community, visit www.botc.com.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County
Our first major community partner is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County. Since February 1997, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County have provided fun and engaging after school and summer programs to thousands of the community’s most vulnerable youth in Garden City, Idaho. The Idaho Stampede’s ownership saw a great opportunity to give back to the community and a great way to positively impact our youth, so they contributed to the construction of the basketball courts attached to the club in Garden City, which now serves as a practice facility for the team during the season.
The athletes serve as role models and positive examples to the kids throughout the season. Historically, the Stampede has hosted numerous events and clinics to benefit the club that include: a Harlem Globetrotters Clinic, interactive clinics with Stampede players coaching youth, marathon games to raise money per basket made, and a newly integrated ball kid program at all team home games.
With facilities strategically located to serve the kids who need us most, the Boys & Girls Clubs offer a unique array of services not available elsewhere in our community. Their low annual fee ensures that a membership is within reach of all kids who need a safe, positive place to go during non-school hours.
Over 4,000 Ada County youth, ages 6-18, participate as members of the Moseley Center, Meridian Clubs, and summer programs in Kuna. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who give them guidance, encouragement and the tools they need to grow into responsible, productive and caring adults. If you would like to find out how to help log on to adaclubs.org.