H.Y.P.E Athletics – A dream realized
We were fortunate enough to be able to document an amazing organization’s efforts in building a safe haven for kids of the Metro-Detroit community. H.Y.P.E. Athletics was founded by Dearborn native, Ali Sayed 11 years ago. He wanted to start something, a movement, to help keep kids off the streets. That meant giving them something positive to bring into their life. Ali had a thought – using sports as the beacon of light. So with the help of his friends, he started off as a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at a local park in Dearborn.
11 years later, Ali and his team, built a beautiful brand new recreation center that will act as a hub for kids and families, to play, learn and live together.
I personally fell in love with this group of people. They are all warm and caring individuals who have dedicated their lives to giving the people around them an opportunity for something greater. H.Y.P.E. gives everyone a chance at a positive future, no matter what their financial status.
It truly is an amazing facility and a wonderful group of people that I’m proud to now call our friends.
Keep up the great work H.Y.P.E.! I know you have even more to accomplish in the future.