Coach Hicks is the best! Her program brings kids together through a common love of basketball. Simply put she CARES! I always see her in the neighborhood checking on kids walking by or in the park. My daughter looks forward to practice every week! My family will always support coach!
Coach Hicks is not only a basketball pioneer (and a great one at that), but working with kids is her passion! Whether it's coaching, finding resources, mentoring or whatever is needed, she's there for them. She was not only the first female pro player to slam dunk in a game, but she's also got a slam dunk with the Legends Kids First Inc!!! Thank you for all you do!!!!
As a Grandparent, I was excited to go and watch our Granddaughter’s basketball practice session. This was my first encounter watching Coach Hicks and the kids in action. There was a full team of boys and girls around 5-7 yrs. old, with all eyes on Coach Hicks. She was non stop with the whole team doing their drills.. catching dribbling and throwing the ball towards the hoop. All the while, Coach Hicks would yell out her encouraging comments to each child. She makes all the kids feel like a champion, very special and confident.
The Legends Kids First Organization is extremely loving and motivating. These kids thrive!
I have been blessed to know Coach Hicks. She is amazing and so passionate about working with our young. She motivate them and she also works with special need children.
You Go Cardte
I just had to rate our programs. Working with youth is my passion. I will do it until God takes me home. Our youth today are dealing with so many negative views on loving one another and treating each other as equals. It’s so sad how many folks would rather judge you because of your skin color. My kids are wonderful and understand the true meaning of team work. My work will never give up hope or dreams for the youth. Yes we can live a better life and just DO YOU!
Coach Hicks is amazing with ALL kids. She is a great role model for my daughter, who looks up to her and idolizes her. She is the heart and soul of this program and loves working with the kids. It shows throughout. Also, she is a great teacher of basketball and is obviously very knowledgeable at the sport for all levels. She really goes above and beyond for the kids... both healthy and unhealthy. She even trains kids with diabetes to try and help them get into better shape, by opening her home gym to them to work out at no cost to them.
My son has trained with coach Hicks from The Legends Kids First, Inc. He has some anxiety due to being autistic. He has been on several rec teams over the past couple of years but no one has ever really trained him until coach Hicks. I can see a vast improvement in not just his skills but also his confidence which means the world to me! He has had such a wonderful experience and we are very thankful! :)
The legends has been very positive impact and connection within our neighborhood. Coach is positive and supportive.
The Legends Kids First organization is top notch. Being lead by the founder, who is probably the most passionate and loving individual I have ever met, is doing things the right way in our society.
Providing education to stop and recognize bullying on ALL levels towards ALL people is invaluable. Providing better health and exercise info to help others lead a healthier lifestyle is very important as well.
With great powers comes great responsibility. LEGENDS KIDS FIRST leads the pack in this area.
Keep on keeping on!
I worked with this organization and it was wonderful. They helped kids with sports. Nutrition, and taught them safety and how important learning was. If ever given the opportunity again I would help them again. They are great.
Cardte Hicks of The Legends Kids First for years has put the healthy futures of the children she has been involved with as a top priority. Her passion for her organization is obviously from the bottom of her heart, as she does put her kids first!
I worked with The Legends as a basketball coach for a couple years and always had a blast. Kind people, good basketball, and lots of laughs. They helped me find out that coaching was a real passion of mine, for that I will be forever grateful. And Cardte is amazing
I live next store to Carte Hicks. Her generosity and kindness is wonderful. Examples of helpful the neighborhood kids: fishing rod for one kid to go fishing with his group, a young girl needed a computer and Carte gave her one. The young teen being bullied at school found an encourager and sympathetic friend. Whoever she meets she makes a friend for life. It’s my honor to promote The Legends Kids First, Inc. Katy Orr
I met Cardte in 2018. Once I met Cardte, she has the personality of just an immediate friend. Always upbeat, always kind, constructive words to say. When she told me about Legends, I was very impressed and seeing how the neighborhood children gravitated towards her, well, I’ll just say people like Cardte are one of a kind, and my life was made much richer the day I met her. I see Legends Kids First as SUPER beneficial for kids, gaining motivation towards sports rather than indoor or video games.
Legends and Cardte have my full support and I’m hopeful to do as much as possible in the future for “Coach” and her kids!!
Much Respect Cardte,
The legends program is a great organization,Which help young Girls & Boy's tranform & transition into Strong,Loving,Intelligent teens..In these days & time with social media, cyber bullying, Our kid often need someone or somewhere to express their problems or view s of life..The legends have excellent staff that's well trained in such fields of behavior issues, tutoring, physical fitness,Self Improvement, mentorship,Over all it's just a wonderful program for our youth in today's world..I'm 100% Proud of the out come for which my kids have become more involved in school& Activities in our community..
I have been apart of the Legends since 2005. Watching Cardte interaction with youth and teens brought attention to wanting to be apart of this organization. Youth dealing with special needs, health issues and especially those with autism, I witness Cardte’s passion doing all she could to make a difference.
Every aspect of the camp is meticulously thought out. The kids have a blast in a structured, but thriving environment!
I am proud to say that I had the opportunity to volunteer as a coach for the youth during the sports camps. Having to been a part of this non-profit company was a game changer for me and working with the CEO of The Legends Kids First, Cardte Hicks was such an eye opener. I gained the confidence to excel in the work force to which has led me to greater opportunities throughout my work history. I want to give a special thanks to The Legends Kids First and to the wonderful person, Cardte Hicks, that started this awesome company for the youth! Thank you for everything that you've taught and done for me
Kids first is more than just a slogan... It's their mission
I have known the founder for years. The positive impact the organization has had on so many youth is nothing short of amazing. The personal support and encouragement provided has provided my daughter a great experience and she has chosen to continue her volunteering experience with children.
The Legends organization is great for the youth. Kids are able to learn teamwork, social skills, and the fundamentals of basketball.
Totally awesome to watch how all the coaches work so well with the kids. Amazing
This nonprofit is totally for the kids. Wonderful people involved with this group. They are really great with the kids and the whole family.
Oh my when I first found out about this program, they help us with our son Daniel dealing with diabetes. The live and care and the program he was in made him feel better about himself and gain confidence. Today he is in High School as a member of the football team and has reversed his diabetes.
Cardte Hicks and Legends helped show my son the importance of friendship, team work, health, sports, motivation and mostly showing him, he can be anything he wanted to be. My son started going to her camp very young, he was one of the smallest kids with the biggest hearts. He was trying to shot 3 pointers before he could make layouts lol. She saw his heart and gave him a nickname "Larry Bird". After about 10 years, we still stay in touch. Thanks for everything. God Bless
I went to a basketball camp put on by this organization and it was the absolute best camp I have ever been to. Wish I could still go.
Cardte is so compassionate about helping kids. I see all the hard work and dedication she has put in. I donate to her cause when I can, because I know it's going to a good cause!!
When it comes to helping others, you will find no kinder and caring person than Cardte. Wonderful organization
Great program definitely a way for kids to learn in a positive environment and great energy from all the people involved.
The Legends Kids First is a great program that its the community involved in sports and healthy living starting with the kids in the community. I started helping with this group in high school and some time in college helping coach some of the camps held and helped with promoting the group to the people in the community. This is a wonderful program that truly helps change the lives of the youth for the better.
Hello my name is Tom Askins and I am very proud of this young lady who has shown passion for her program and giving back to many. What can I say about Cardte, she is a warm loving person that believes in giving back. Sure hope that someone will finally sponsor her programs with more than she has been giving. I have known her to put up her own money just to make sure her kids would be able to attend her camps for free. I wish her the best and yes I would volunteer anytime if asked.
As a former board member of this organization, it was a pleasure to have worked with Cardte Hicks. As she moves across the United States working with youth and giving back, I can only hope that her message will make a difference as she did here in Sacramento. Congrat Cardte and we sure miss you here in Northern California.
Cardte Hicks has been an inspiration in my life. I worked with her program as one of her coaches and had the best time ever working with the youth basketball camps. If I could I would still be apart of this organization, however she pushed me to run my own 501C.3 to continue the work in disadvantage communities. Thank you Cardte for my success.
I was not aware of this program until my sister told me about the work she has been doing for youth and seniors. I decided to volunteer and what a joy to work with the youth in her program. I just thank God that she is continuing with her mission to make a difference and that I can volunteer.
I have known the work of this organization for many years. The CEO is dedicated to effecting positive change in the lives of young people in CA. This organization gives back to the community and the children of every community in which they become involved. The Legends Kids First, Inc. is dedicated to the health and mentoring of youth.
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The Legends, Kids First does excellent work in the entire Sacramento community. I have been to Healthy Foods eating camps in Rancho Cordova and exercise camps in Oak Park and Sacramento. Their entire purpose is to promote healthy kids which fights the epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
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