Bob and Rita McGannon Memorial Fund

My parents were extraordinary people. This fund is in place in their memory and to assist kids in financial need. Call 616 402-1600 to inquire. SIMPLY ASK. We always say yes.Donations to the fund gratefully accepted, make check payable to Basics Sports-Memorial Fund. Mail to:

Basics Participates in Condi Rice Report to the NCAA

Basics assists in Newtown, CT, the Sandy Hook incident

“We are NOT going to let the darkness overwhelm us.”

Coach McGannon grew up in Connecticut, and was in Newtown frequently as his parents good friends lived there.  He played many times at the Sandy Hook school.  Since the tragic events of 2012, Basics has returned each December over the Christmas break to run basketball training for that community’s kids.  All money raised has gone to the Newtown Youth Academy.  If you would like to assist with this torn community, please call Coach at 616 402-1600.  See NEWTOWN video here.

No More Sidelines

Basics has served on the Board of No More Sidelines since 2011.  This is a group of 300+ special needs children mostly from Muskegon County.  We now have a chapter in Ionia and soon to be in Grand Rapids also.  Click on the video below to see what we do with these kids in the gym.  But also note we do MANY other activities  (Theater, charter fishing, symphony and other cool things!!)  This is the NMS Web Site, we’d love your help and expertise should you wish to be involved.

Humboldt Park in Chicago

Chicago has had its’ share of ups and downs over the years, and the Humboldt Park area has been a flash point for too many injuries, too many tragedies.  Basics will simply show up and run basketball training for that area’s kids.  All money raised goes to the

Children’s Program
New Life Centers- Humboldt Park
1410 N. Springfield Ave. Chicago, IL
Please inquire with Coach McGannon if you are interested in helping out.   616 402-1600