December 6, 2018
YANKTON, SD — Mount Marty College (MMC) recently announced a partnership with Sacred Hoops, a South Dakota based basketball academy, that will foster opportunities for South Dakota athletes to achieve their goals both on the court and in the classroom.
As part of the agreement, Sacred Hoops athletes who go on to play any collegiate sport at MMC will be awarded an automatic $16,000 (minimum) scholarship. The scholarships, which are subject to student fulfillment of MMC’s admission requirements, are renewable for four years and have a minimum net value of $64,000.
MMC Athletic Director, Chris Kassin, says the agreement is a fantastic opportunity for the Lancers. “We’re always looking to partner with organizations who share our mission and core values,” explains Kassin. “Our goal is to provide talented athletes from across the region with the chance to continue their co-curricular activities while they get a quality degree, so the partnership with Sacred Hoops was an obvious choice.”
Sacred Hoops Basketball Academy provides individualized training and competitive tournament opportunities for South Dakota basketball players who want to improve their game. The program currently serves male and female athletes from across the state with headquarters in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Pierre, and Rapid City. The program has more than 32 summer basketball teams and does more than 150 high school program workouts in the off-season, along with various types of skill workouts, coaching clinics, and humanitarian events.
Sacred Hoops Director, Allan Bertram, believes the partnership is another way to help students pursue their athletic dreams. “Our organization focuses on helping athletes from all parts of our region, and it’s so important for us to do this with organizations that share our Mission and Vision," says Bertram. "We are very proud and blessed to be able to partner with Mount Marty College to promote post-secondary education and give young people the opportunity to participate in athletics at the collegiate level.”
Mount Marty College offers a variety of in-demand majors including education, nursing, science, business, and criminal justice degrees. To learn more about academic programs and scholarship opportunities at MMC visit www.mtmc.edu. To learn more about Lancer athletics visit mmclancers.com.
Sacred Hoops Summer Basketball Opportunities…'
The Sacred Hoops Basketball organization was launched in early 2018. In our first-summer, 32 AAU teams competed in tournaments in Denver, Minneapolis, and Kansas City, along with several tournaments in the state of South Dakota.
If you are a parent of an athlete that is looking for high-level basketball training…(In EVERY part of the state) reach out to via our Social Media Platforms….(The Sacred Hoops Facebook page is a great place to send any kinds of questions or details parents and or athletes might have).
Here is a look at what Sacred Hoops is doing for basketball players across South Dakota via video, and a look at some of our summer teams, some of our elementary teams and players headed to college to continue their athletic and academic careers.