Our Values

Leadership. Education. Empowerment. The ED23 Foundation embodies these values by offering a unique blend of high-quality basketball training and leadership development. We strive to nurture well-rounded individuals who are not only prepared for success on the basketball court but also in all aspects of life. 

Our program focuses on the following key areas:

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our mission

At the ED23 Foundation, we envision a brighter future for underprivileged youth not only in the Syracuse community but across the United States.

Our mission is to equip these young individuals with the essential skills for personal growth. The goal is to empower them to not only overcome all life’s obstacles but to thrive.

Too often, promising talents within disadvantaged communities remain untapped due to the absence of programs that effectively blend sports training with vital leadership education. We aim to bridge this gap, ensuring that tomorrow’s stars not only navigate adversity but also reap the rewards of hard work, healthy habits, relentless effort, determination, and unyielding drive.


With a focus on building resilient, skilled, and empowered communities, the ED23 Foundation serves as a catalyst for the dreams and success stories of tomorrow. Our mission is to foster the holistic development of underprivileged youth, enriching their lives with life skills and the profound rewards of hard work and perseverance.


With the help of our community sponsors, we are able to make a difference in the lives of our youth. ED23 Foundations gives thanks to all our sponsors.

& ED23


Eric Devendorf is a former professional basketball player with a passionate commitment to mentoring and coaching youth, high school, college, and professional basketball players. He is the CEO/Founder of ED23 Foundation and Owner of ED23Hoop.

In August 2019, fueled by a deep desire to give back to the community that had embraced him throughout his career, Eric Devendorf embarked on a new chapter by establishing ED23Hoops.  This endeavor encompasses a wide range of basketball initiatives, including camps, clinics, personalized one-on-one training sessions, and the creation of a thriving AAU league. Beyond the basketball court, through the non-profit ED23 Foundation, Eric is committed to making a positive impact on the Syracuse community through charitable endeavors, including shoe and coat drives, back-to-school events, turkey dinner giveaways, and more.

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Your support will help us shape not only their athletic careers but also their futures. You can become an integral part of our mission to empower athletes for success. Together, we can empower athletes to reach new heights and create a legacy of excellence that extends far beyond the basketball court.

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