Empowering underprivileged children through basketball (pics)

California native Nikki Mahoney, after a professional basketball career in Europe, decided to found SPLASH (Sports, Peace, Love, Awareness, Schools, & Humanity), a foundation that aims to help underprivileged children in the world’s worst slums.

Nikki has travelled to over 40 countries and as she states on her Instagram account she is “Traveling the World’s Greatest Places, Seeking Out a City’s Worst Slums, and Empowering its Children through Sports.”

You can check out her blog, where her travels are documented here.

If you wish to know more about SPLASH, click here and if you want to get involved in a variety of ways you can click here.

We will leave you with some pictures of her beautiful Instagram account:

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