JUST DO IT HQ AT THE CHURCH

JUST DO IT HQ AT THE CHURCH

Nike Chicago is transforming the Church of Epiphany in the West Loop into a cultural hub for basketball, inspiration and the ultimate summer training program to help Chicago’s youth chase their dreams. Over the month of August, Just do it HQ at the Church will include elite basketball training for young athletes while offering a series of interactive youth workshops, pro athlete appearances, and skills clinics designed to help Chicago athletes chase their dreams – both on and off the court. 

Basketball is everything in Chicago. Just do it HQ at the Church is a place for Chicago to reignite belief in the next generation and help them chase their hoop dreams, powered by the best coaches, innovative product and elite training. 

Nike Chicago is transforming the Church of Epiphany in the West Loop into a cultural hub for basketball, inspiration and the ultimate summer training program to help Chicago’s youth chase their dreams. Over the month of August, Just do it HQ at the Church will include elite basketball training for young athletes while offering a series of interactive youth workshops, pro athlete appearances, and skills clinics designed to help Chicago athletes chase their dreams – both on and off the court. 

Basketball is everything in Chicago. Just do it HQ at the Church is a place for Chicago to reignite belief in the next generation and help them chase their hoop dreams, powered by the best coaches, innovative product and elite training. 

ANEESAH MORROW

ANEESAH MORROW

15-year-old Aneesah Morrow attends Simeon, on of Chicago’s most iconic basketball high schools for boys, known for producing star players that go on to the pros. Aneesah is now putting the girls on the map and wants to be the first female NBA player/the next great star from Chicago.

 

She knows the road to make her dream a reality won’t be easy, but Aneesah loves to put in the work. “When I wake up every day, I look forward to hard work, to being an overachiever and getting the job done. I stay focused.”

 

And people around her have noticed. It’s why her coach asked her to step up and become captain of the varsity team. 

“I felt like it was kinda tough for me, being 14 at the time,” she says. “I was supposed to be looking up to girls that are 15, 16, 17 but I had to basically tell them what to do and pick them up when they were down, and stuff like that.”

Aneesah worked hard at being a good leader, a team captain that everyone—no matter what year they were—could look to for support, on and off the court. 

 

The team went on to win city championship and Aneesah is proud of that, but it’s just the beginning of all the goals she has to achieve on her way to become Chicago’s next pro basketball phenom. 

15-year-old Aneesah Morrow attends Simeon, on of Chicago’s most iconic basketball high schools for boys, known for producing star players that go on to the pros. Aneesah is now putting the girls on the map and wants to be the first female NBA player/the next great star from Chicago.

 

She knows the road to make her dream a reality won’t be easy, but Aneesah loves to put in the work. “When I wake up every day, I look forward to hard work, to being an overachiever and getting the job done. I stay focused.”

 

And people around her have noticed. It’s why her coach asked her to step up and become captain of the varsity team. 

“I felt like it was kinda tough for me, being 14 at the time,” she says. “I was supposed to be looking up to girls that are 15, 16, 17 but I had to basically tell them what to do and pick them up when they were down, and stuff like that.”

Aneesah worked hard at being a good leader, a team captain that everyone—no matter what year they were—could look to for support, on and off the court. 

 

The team went on to win city championship and Aneesah is proud of that, but it’s just the beginning of all the goals she has to achieve on her way to become Chicago’s next pro basketball phenom. 

Up next: winning state, learning how to dunk and going on to the top university for women’s basketball. She’s already got three offers from great schools, but she knows if she keeps working on her game, number one will notice. “I'm kind of young right now to decide, so I feel like it's just time for me to keep putting in the extra work and keeping a positive mindset so more offers can come my way.” 

 

#justdoit

Up next: winning state, learning how to dunk and going on to the top university for women’s basketball. She’s already got three offers from great schools, but she knows if she keeps working on her game, number one will notice. “I'm kind of young right now to decide, so I feel like it's just time for me to keep putting in the extra work and keeping a positive mindset so more offers can come my way.” 

 

#justdoit

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