Wins for Kansas: Girls on the Court

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

These days it's more difficult than ever for good girls basketball players to get noticed and be given an opportunity to play in college or even the pros. A new non-profit in Wichita there to help young female basketball players who need it.


Like many basketball players with Girls on the Court, Maddi Amekporfor dreams big.

"I want to plan in the WNBA," she says.  "In college, I want to play for (The University of Connecticut).

To achieve her goals, Amekporfor has the help of Girls on the Court.  The non-profit can pay for a girl to join a club team, so she can play in big tournaments and have a better chance at getting noticed by scouts and coaches.

Coaching is something founding member Linda Hargrove knows a thing or two about, having coached for the Shockers and in the WNBA.

"We're just trying to help those players that have the desire and the ability to play at a higher level get those opportunities," says Hargrove.

The young girls are learning skills on the court, which is donated by Wichita Hoops, they're also learning valuable life lessons.

"They teach you how to be good friends and teammates," says Tatum White, one of the Girls on the Court players.

To help the non-profit the DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers recently donated $500.

For more information on Girls on the Court, click here.