This Project, founded in 2001, is a partnership between Bolar Sports Gym Solutions, owned by Rogerio Werneck of Brazil, and Triple Threat Academy, owned by Tony Freccero of the United States. BOLAR gives underprivileged students of Rio a place to go every day to keep them off the streets, and through basketball strives to teach lessons they can carry with them throughout their lives. BOLAR believes that by offering its members opportunities like this, they can not only become better athletes, but better people. BOLAR focuses on the importance of education, both on and off the court, to build a better life for members and their families.
BOLAR has already helped hundreds of kids develop into young men and learn the value of teamwork and dedication. Values stressed on a daily basis are: Passion, Discipline, Selflessness, Respect, Perspective, Responsibility, Resilience, Imagination, Leadership, and Courage.
BOLAR/TRIPLE THREAT ACADEMY PLAYER COMMITMENTS:
- Don’t miss practice and arrive on time
- Complete your physical training every day
- Help your teammate before he asks
- Be properly dressed for practice and games
- Show good school grades
- Aim for basketball skill excellence
- Take care of your own future before someone does it for you
Triple Threat Academy has started Triple Threat Academy Basketball Club, a 501(c)3 that will begin fundraising for a scholarship fund, continued sponsorship of Bolar Basketball Academy in Brazil, equipment upgrades and eventually the creation of youth club teams.
Our non-profit number is 94-3439745
If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation for the scholarship fund or donate equipment, please send an email to email@example.com
“Using basketball as a vehicle to teach life skills”
TTABC is a certified 501(c)3 under the umbrella of the Amateur Athletic Union
Project Shoe Assist
After several trips to Brazil to conduct basketball camps, Triple Threat Academy founder and director Tony Freccero realized that he could no longer watch kids play basketball with no shoes. In May of 2005, he launched Project SHOE ASSIST. Drop-off stations were set up throughout Northern California to collect used shoes to ship to the student-athletes of Bolar Basketball Academy in Rio de Janeiro.
Project SHOE ASSIST collects new and gently used athletic shoes once a year for a two month period. The shoes are then packed and shipped to Brazil where they are distributed to those who are truly in need.
Triple Threat Academy has formed a partnership with Bolar Basketball School and is now operating on two continents. We strive to use basketball as a vehicle to teach much needed life skills such as: leadership, responsibility, discipline, passion, selflessness, respect, perspective, courage, imagination, and resilience.
PROJECT SHOE ASSIST aims to make the experience for all the Bolar students life changing, and we believe this starts with putting shoes on their feet.