Our Sponsors

The generosity of individual donors and partner organizations allows the Jumpball Basketball Programme to survive and grow.

Bookstore Basketball: “We Play So They Can Play”

The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore Basketball Tournament, the largest outdoor 5-on-5 basketball tournament in the world, has been held annually since 1972. Over recent years the tournament, generally referred to as simply “Bookstore”, aligned itself with Jumpball, donating considerable funding generated from the tournament’s minimal team entry fee. With over 700 teams comprised of students, faculty, and staff from the University of Notre Dame as well as neighboring St. Mary’s College and Holy Cross College, the support offered to the Jumpball Basketball Programme has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Additionally, student commissioners of Bookstore Basketball have visited Jamaica to participate in Jumpball Basketball Clinic: Kingston as volunteer coaches. Their hard work is an enormous help to Jumpball, and allows the first-hand experience of Jamaica and Jumpball to be brought back to Bookstore and the larger Notre Dame community.

South Bend, Indiana is a world away from downtown Kingston or rural Jamaica, but through the shared sport of basketball and the dedication to the ideals of Jumpball, Bookstore Basketball teams do great work just by participating in this fantastic tournament. Proudly, the phrase “We Play So They Can Play” adorns “Bookstore” T-shirts, signs, and banners, demonstrating the tournament’s commitment to the Jumpball Basketball Programme and the youth of Jamaica.

Partner Organizations

In so many ways, our partner organizations are essential to our success. Many provide funding directly to our effort. Some provide their services and expertise. Others donate items in kind. All are dedicated to the mission of Jumpball in serving the children of Jamaica.

  • KFC
  • Notre Dame Bookstore Basketball Tournament
  • The Jamaica Pegasus
  • Island Car Rental
  • SuperClubs
  • Breezes Runaway Bay
  • Island Sport Trust
  • Sun Island
  • Jamaica Basketball Association

Individual Donors

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of hundreds of individual donors, Jumpball continues to thrive and serve the children of Jamaica each summer. We could not do it without you!