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HoopsHIGH focuses on providing in-depth instruction and hands-on experience in the art of sports broadcasting to Chicago teens interested in mastering media.  


HoopsHigh is a program under Free Spirit Media, which provides teens and young adults in communities of color on Chicago’s West and South sides with a comprehensive foundation in media literacy and hands-on media production experience. 

Copyright © 2019, Free Spirit Media. All rights reserved. All work presented on this site was created by Free Spirit Media and its employed Artists unless otherwise cited. 

About M.A.W.  

M.A.W. Charity Events was established in 2015, in loving memory of Manu Ajamu "SHAQ" Williams.


Manu, a proud Chicago Southsider, was employed at Lifetime Fitness(R). He had many roles at Lifetime Fitness, one of which, included a sports commentator for the Ultimate Hoops basketball program in Naperville, Illinois.  

M.A.W. Charity Events is proud to sponsor HoopsHIGH to support the future generation of sport commentators. 


Recognize the Symptoms 


Copyright © 2019 Ultimate Hoops. All rights reserved.

M.A.W. Charity Events was established in 2015, in loving memory of Manu Ajamu "SHAQ" Williams.


According to the Center for Disease Control 

Every 6 minutes an American passes away from a blood clot 

DVT (Arm or Leg) - If you experience any of these, call your doctor ASAP ​

  • Swelling of your leg 

  • Pain or tenderness not caused by an injury 

  • Skin that is warm to the touch

  • Redness of the skin with swelling or pain 

PE (Lung), if you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately 

  • Difficulty breathing 

  • Chest pain which gets worse with deep breathing 

  • Coughing up blood 

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat