Inter-State Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Organised by: Sunbeam Educational Institutions & Sittruli Foundation
Location: Sunbeam Varuna School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Dates: October 14 – 15, 2023
Participants: 50+ wheelchair basketball players from Delhi, Puducherry, Tamilnadu, and Uttar Pradesh. The team from Delhi was trained and sponsored by ASSIST.
Outcome: Team Delhi trained and sponsored by ASSIST placed 2nd runners-up. Apart from this Team Delhi won 2 more awards – Emerging Player, Man of the Match.

2nd National Online Wheelchair Basketball Training Program

2nd Online Wheelchair Basketball Training Program
Theme: Building Resilience Through Sports
Location: Online on Zoom
Dates: October 10 – December 26, 2021
National Partner: Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI)
State Partners: UP Wheelchair Basketball Association & MP Wheelchair Basketball Association
Participants: 80+ primarily wheelchair-bound participants from India, Bangladesh, Nepal.

Online Wheelchair Basketball Training Program

Theme: Beat The Pandemic Through Sports
Location: Online on Zoom
Dates: October 2 – December 15, 2020
Program Partner: Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India
Participants: 100+ primarily wheelchair-bound participants from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, USA, UK, and Canada.

3 X 3 Basketball Tournament & Inclusive Zone Basketball Exhibition

Organised by: Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority @ Carnival 2020
Supported by: ASSIST
Location: Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex
Date: January 25, 2020
Chief Guest: Shri Dhirendra Singh, MLA
Participants: 100+ basketball players from 22 schools teams from Greater Noida participated.
Outcome: For the first time in Greater Noida spectators witnessed Inclusive Zone Basketball being played, where students with differing physical and mental capabilities played basketball together.

Hoops Creating Hope (Delhi)

Hps Creating Hpe

Assist organised Crossover’s Hoops Creating Hope programme in Delhi, for the first time ever, from 25 March–29 March 2019. The programme was a massive success with over 140 less privileged children taking part in the drills. Started in Chennai, in 2012, Hoops Creating Hope is a program targeted at the less-privileged students. The program seeks to develop skills in leadership, understanding of gender equality, build participant character, teamwork skills, communication skills, and instill in students the confidence to pursue future goals. Basketball, in Crossover’s signature HCH program, is viewed as a vehicle of change — as quoted by Crossover, “students are able to learn on the court and in the classroom through play and guided experiential learning rather than more hours in a traditional classroom”.

At HCH, students learn about Crossover’s five prime principles through sessions linking academics, individual skills, team building, physical conditioning, and yoga. This event attracts a range of stakeholders, from thought leaders, student voices, coaches, and educators from the US and India, who all respect the importance of sport in a student’s overall education.

Event Brief

WHAT: Hoops Creating Hope (Delhi)

WHEN: 25-29 March, 2019 (14:00-16:30)

WHO: Crossover Coaches, WNBA Player Alana Beard, Assist & Student Volunteers

WHERE:: Amar Jyoti Foundation


SWAG ITEMS: Every participating  student will be given a T-Shirt, Basketball and a special gift from the Canadian High Commission, Delhi!

Event Schedule

Tamana: School Of Hope

Assist organised a basketball session for the specially-abled children of Tamana: School Of Hope under the aegis of Founder & Chief Mentor Kartikeya Goel and veteran coach Varun Ahlawat.

The children involved started with small steps and, gradually, improved to include a sense of elegance and confidence in their game.

The positive effect that playing basketball had on the special children shows great promise for the prospective success of Assist’s Tamana Chapter.

Tagore International School, East Of Kailash

Tagore International School, East Of Kailash was the site of Assist’s second basketball workshop organised for less privileged children. The entire session was full of zeal and pleasant hullabaloo as the TIS kids gave every ounce of their effort to match the didactic competition offered by our coach, Varun Ahlawat, in his physically intense drills.