"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.

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. 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


July 27, 2024

Check-In Starting at

10 AM

Bishop Seabury Academy

4120 Clinton Pkwy Frontage

Lawrence, KS 66049

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a day filled with competitive basketball, community spirit, and an opportunity to support a fantastic cause.

Whether you're a seasoned player or just love the game, we welcome everyone to participate and contribute.

All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to PTB Foundation Youth Scholarship Fund. Your participation and donations will make a tangible difference in the lives of young people In our community.

interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us!

register now

Thank you

for making a difference with us.

2024 Sponsors