THE NAISMITH INTERNATIONA BASKETBALL FOUNDATION'S- SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD-S.H.A.W.™ 12/21/2020.Is a yearly world record breaking- Free throw contest in the YMCA’S and regulation basketball courts across the world. The Y alone engages with 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S. alone. Worldwide the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries. The Y’s across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y’s around the world. With just the members, staff and volunteers of the U.S.A.-Y we can create an overwhelming network of basketball enthusiasts. We should be able to make this campaign well deserved and appreciated from the fans of the game. With the analytics that we were able to research on the YMCAS website with just a fourth of the members- (5 MILLION). We can generate an economic structure of over $100 million in one event in one day!
We are currently working on making basketball history alongside the Guinness Book of World Records. Every year moving forward we will remind everyone who is playing basketball; when, where, and why basketball was created on December 21st. This is the begining of a worldwide campaign to educate everyone about the importance of what Dr. Naismith continues to do till this very day! In order to make a difference, we rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community's nationwide.