BTKQS is Shaped by Five Main Pillars of Ideology;
BlackTop Kings & Queens Sports Academy(BTKQS)
"Coaching Today's Youth to Become Coachable"
Coach Manny founded BTKQS in June of 2012. His passion was to help at-risk youth become strong athletes that were coachable while also developing strong work ethics. Coach Manny wanted a program for the youth that was affordable. He wanted all youth, regardless of income or race, to have an opportunity to learn the game of basketball and bring out their fullest potential.
BTKQS not only helps at-risk inner city youth but also gives back to the community. Within a year of starting BTKQS, numerous corporations such as Panera Bread and The Source Shoe Store have supported the organization. Every Wednesday night, Panera Bread donates food to BTKQS to enable BTKQS to bring food to the Peter Paul Child Development Center in Churchill every Thursday morning. BTKQS prides itself in throwing annual Back to School and Summer Slam fundraisers where they have giveaways, motivational speakers, and Feed the Community programs.