Local nonprofit organization donates jerseys and sporting goods to youth basketball program

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ROCHESTER, NY – Organizers with Good People Deserve Wins Too, a local organization committed to supporting youth sports in our community, have come together to donate sports equipment to a local youth basketball league that has been helping kids for 22 years.

Organizers gathered at the David F. Gantt Gymnasium on North Street in Rochester to give away the jerseys and sports equipment that will provide youth athletes with the tools they need to play and stay involved beyond the classroom.

Good People Deserve Wins Too founder Nelly Epic says her organization’s fundraising efforts have enabled her to donate 80 jerseys, 12 basketballs, whistles and first aid kits to the Community Brotherhood Fellowship basketball league – fresh off a trip to Florida, where the league offered a prize took home national title.

“Something just felt right about this group,” Epics said. “They’ve worked so hard and we wanted to give back as a community to the kids who are doing the right things, coming in and practicing and earning their spots. So we ended up letting them go to Florida. They won the national tournament. It was immediately a sign to me that this was my calling.”

The nonprofit organization aims to be a change agent by serving as a catalyst for excellence – ensuring students’ love for sports broadens and supports their education.