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Eric Devendorf Launches the ED23 Foundation Focused on Empowering Underprivileged Youth through Sports and Leadership

SYRACUSE, NY – Former professional basketball player and community leader Eric Devendorf is proud to announce the launch of the ED23 Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the growth and development of underprivileged youth through sports, education, and empowerment initiatives. This effort builds on the success of Devendorf’s ED23Hoops, which began making an impact on and off the basketball court in August 2019.


Eric Devendorf, the foundation’s CEO/Founder, says “The game of basketball has given me so much – it’s taken me places I’d never dreamed of. At the ED23 Foundation, our values are deeply rooted in the strong connections I’ve forged in the communities I’ve called home. In Syracuse, I’ve experienced the warmth and support of families that have stood by my side through thick and thin. We’re here to guide these young players to be leaders, winners, and community change-makers, on the court and in life.”


The Foundation is committed to addressing the gap in developmental programs for disadvantaged youths by offering resources that foster not only athletic excellence but also academic and personal growth. From basketball camps and clinics to educational programs and community events, the ED23 Foundation is set to make a significant impact. The foundation’s core values of Leadership, Education, and Empowerment are woven into every initiative. Devendorf’s focus is on building resilient, skilled, and empowered communities, by fostering the holistic development of underprivileged youth, enriching their lives with life skills and the profound rewards of hard work and perseverance.


For more information about the ED23 Foundation and its upcoming programs, or to find out how you can contribute or participate, please visit the ED23 Foundation website. For media inquiries please contact Serena Romero at (315) 503-8708 or Serena@tangosquared.com.


About Eric Devendorf: Eric Devendorf, a former professional basketball player and dedicated coach, brings his passion for the game to mentoring and developing young athletes. In 2019, he founded ED23Hoops, a comprehensive basketball initiative encompassing camps, clinics, one-on-one training, and AAU programs. Through the ED23 Foundation, he actively gives back to the Syracuse community through charitable endeavors including back-to-school events, Thanksgiving donations, and more. Eric’s coaching expertise has earned recognition in the basketball world, and he is committed to shaping the next generation of basketball stars with a focus on community, skill development, and empowerment.