Annexus, the nation’s leading independent retirement product design company, announced today that it has pledged a matching grant to Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Foundation to expand Math Hoops, a program dedicated to helping Arizona students improve their algebra and social-emotional skills.
Math Hoops is a dynamic learning experience that leverages the game of basketball and the NBA/WNBA brands to develop algebra readiness and the social-emotional competence of children across Arizona. Math Hoops features physical and digital basketball-themed games, a mobile app, classroom curricula and a community event series.
With the increased funding, the impact of Math Hoops will be extended in 2024; the program goal is to reach approximately 5,000 students across the state.
“We’re proud to have supported the Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Foundation for the past 15 years, and the important work they do to support the communities and children of Arizona,” says Ron Shurts, CEO and co-founder of Annexus. “Through our longtime partnership, Annexus has donated more than $600,000 to the Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Foundation, which has helped improve the lives of tens of thousands of Arizona children over the last decade.”