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Our Kids Come First. This is Why this Club Exists.

Cardte Hicks (former professional women’s basketball player), founded the non-profit organization The Legends: Kids First in 1997. Her organization provides services for youth including programs offering valuable life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, diversity issues, bullying intervention, and more. Cardte stresses the importance of education. She encourages young people to stay in school and focus on their schoolwork. She also invites successful athletes to speak during her sports clinics and is a motivational speaker.

Cardte Hicks played Division I basketball at Long Beach State University and California State University Northridge. She then played professional basketball in Europe and for the San Francisco Pioneers in the Women’s Basketball League — the first women’s pro basketball league.

Cardte retired in 1994 after the death of her beloved mother. She later tried out for the WNBA in 1996 for the Sacramento Monarchs. Even though she knew that her age would be a challenge, it did not matter—it was her dream to play once again. An injured knee ended that dream, but it did not stop Cardte. She was inspired to create The Legends: Kids First, a not-for-profit foundation.

Cardte Hicks – Club President

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head”

– Coach Hicks

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The Legends: Kids First depends upon donations to continue programs for our youth. Your gift will enable us to continue our mission to lift up our kids to fulfill their dreams. Together we can make a positive difference in the lives of our children and youth. Please consider a donation. All proceeds go to The Legends: Kids First. Thank you in advance for your support.

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