"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

- Frederick Douglass

Primetime Ballerz Foundation Primetime Ballerz Foundation is a youth-centered non-profit organization founded in memory of Willie Dotson III. Willie was a Lawrence native, educator, coach, and mentor who served many children through his work.

Coach Willie sought and uplifted kids dismissed by other coaches, often absorbing the costs of coaching youth from low-to-moderate-income families. He was unapologetic in his love for basketball and used this to connect with and inspire athletes on and off the court. Primetime Ballerz Foundation promotes positive youth development by increasing access to pay-to-play athletic programs and activities.

2nd annnual willie d 3v3 basketball tournament


10:00 AM

Bishop Seabury Academy

Thank you to all the teams, volunteers, and organizations that contributed to the success of the 2nd Annual Willie D 3v3 Basketball Tournament.

Stay tuned for details on our next event! All proceeds go to the Primetime Ballerz Foundation youth scholarship fund. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and guaranteed fun for all ages.

Would you be interested in sponsoring this event in the future? Contact us!

Ways to Help

Sponsor a Scholarship

Every kid deserves a chance to play. We recognize that the rising costs of youth sports keep kids who deserve to play out of the game.

We provide monetary assistance

to qualifying families with youth ages 3-18. Learn more about our Scholarship Program and sponsor a youth scholarship today!

Volunteer Your Time

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? We host various fundraising events throughout the year and would love for you to join our efforts.

Please email us to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Primetime Ballerz Foundation.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind contributions are crucial to our work, often helping us raise funds or maintain low operating costs. Some examples of the types of in-kind support we have graciously accepted:

  • Event Space
  • Food and beverages
  • Auction and raffle items
  • Pro bono services

Thank you

for making a difference with us.