Bounce Out the Stigma Camps and Clinics Are a Slam Dunk Success. . .


Bringing our Core Mission to Kids and Their Parents

Summer is a special time for kids, especially kids that are part of the Bounce Out The Stigma’s Challenged Youth Basketball Programs. We are operating summer camps and clinics in  10 states and 13 cities.  As we move forward our goal is to move our Program, our Message and our Mission to as many families as possible.  In addition our Program has expanded into the school year with weekend clinics and after school events.

Bounce Out the Stigma Special Needs Basketball Camps’ core purpose is empowering children, and that empowerment is our primary value to our campers. Bounce Out the Stigma ™ is unique in that we submerge children in basketball activities that they have not experienced because of the limitations others placed on these kids in the past. In developing a new skill set through motor drills, our campers are taught to aim higher, tackling everyday challenges and troubles with greater confidence. Our camp is not a “specialty” camp nor does it make children feel isolated. The campers can all relate to “Mighty Mike” and his personal story and will use that as motivation to get the most out of their own individual experiences. When our week is over, each child will walk away knowing they gave their collective best effort with a smile on their face! Our program model is full proof and has stood the test of many years. We currently have camps and programs in over 18 states and look to expand to have other kids experience their own success.

We have partnered with the NBA, numerous foundations, hospitals, and the Boys and Girls Club of America. The NBA Cares Program has assisted us with logistics and support and we look forward to this continued support.

NBC News Highlights our  Summer Basketball Camp in Charlotte, NC

Our Chicago Summer Basketball Camp Featured a Surprise Guest – Take a Look

WNBA Mascot “Sky Guy” of the Chicago Sky invaded Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp. He showed off his skills and rocked the house. He also demonstrated some of his trick shots with program founder Mighty Mike Simmel, who wasn’t too shabby himself.

Our Summer North Carolina Red Ventures Basketball Camp

In New Jersey Each Year We Are Honored to Have a Hall of Fame Experience on
Basketball and Life with Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley

Each year Hall of Fame and legendary Coach, Bob Hurley visits our Bounce Out the Stigma summer special needs basketball camp in New Jersey. He gives Hall of Fame advice and provides our campers with fun skills and life lessons. We are indebted to Coach Hurley’s support of our program. Here is what he offered on our Program.

“Even (at a young age) Simmel’s love of the game and determination to carve out a place in basketball was evident. Bounce Out the Stigma camps are utterly life changing. I figured out that there’s nothing different about these kids. They love basketball in their own way. We teach them and have fun with it. Mike has taught me a valuable lesson about life.”