Basketball Smiles is a camp focused on giving unprivileged children from the Caribbean the opportunity to spend a week learning and playing basketball, but being equipped in life through teachings and resources.
As a former basketball coach, Nichols used his passion and resources to start this organization and make a difference internationally.
Nichols says, "These kids say they're in the ghetto, but they don't think like the ghetto." Nichols and many volunteers and coaches travel to give hope and a better future for these kids. From young children to teenagers, Nichols makes it a point to help inform anyone in the camp and teach them the ways to become a great citizen.
On the show Wednesday, Nichols was given a check from his friends at the Abilene Founder Lions Club to help sponsor five kids attend the camp. For Nichols, this was a proud recognition and appreciative to be partnered with the club.
He also asks anyone that's interested and willing to help to contact him.
To join Basketball Smiles:
Contact Sam Nichols