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About the Make the Extra Pass Foundation

Make the Extra Pass Foundation (MTEP)

MTEP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which awards scholarships, funding and grants to people and organizations who are unlocking the potential of kids and teens within their neighborhoods through athletics. MTEP is a division of the Hooperverse founded by NBA player Nico Mannion and SLO residents Jeremy Koven and Cameron Katal.

Starting with the basketball community, MTEP is empowering existing programs, as well as creating programs and leagues for young, aspiring athletes. 

The targeted recipients of the efforts of the MTEP foundation are families with children between age 8 to 18 from underserved communities. We understand that families don’t have the financial resources and networks for their children to access these opportunities, and are committed to providing access to these opportunities whether or not they can pay.

We are leveling the playing field and democratizing access to athletics, training and team play by providing financial support for high quality education, academic resources, athletic equipment, league fees, health, wellness and nutrition training.

We also seek to partner with like-minded organizations and their communities to create even greater impact together.

Recipients and Partners include:  The Watts Skill Academy basketball program for boys & girls in South Central Los Angeles, Inglewood College Preparatory in Inglewood, CA

Inglewood College Prep (Programs We Support)

Inglewood College Preparatory is a private school K-12 located in Inglewood, CA. The ICP emphasizes health, wellness, and creativity. The academic experience is enriched by high-level athletics, volunteer work, and unique extracurricular opportunities.

Watts Skills Academy (Programs We Support)


Watts Skills Academy
is a youth basketball/mentor-ship program founded and led by LAPD officers providing a FREE travel basketball team in the heart of Watts, Los Angeles.   

Maxine Kozler Chairwoman of the MTEP Foundation

About Maxine Kozler

Maxine Kozler is the Chairwoman of the Make the Extra Pass Foundation as well as the Co Managing Director of LDR Ventures, a Female Led, California based venture capital and management consulting firm. Our core values are diversity, inclusion and innovation to be of service. We invest, advise, mentor and consult to entrepreneurs and innovators from all genders, races and geographies, nationwide.

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Andrew Koven Chairman of the MTEP Foundation

About Drew Koven

Drew Koven is the Chairmen of the Make the Extra Pass Foundation, Torah Scholar, Global Executive and Entrepreneur. I love spirituality, creativity and community service focused on Education, basketball and youth.

He simplifies complexity, EMBRACES kindness, LOVE, charity, happiness, peace and PUT the well being of people before profits. Love thy fellow as thyself.

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The Hooperverse Youth Basketball League

173 Cross St, Suite 200
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Phone : 805-536-2777
Email : [email protected]
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