Over 17 years ago, Coach Pat started his first basketball program at Mt. Hope Community Center in a small classroom with 3 students. There were no hoops, just a basketball and a boombox. The kids would dribble to the beat for an hour. That class was the foundation of the Pat The Roc Skills Academy you see today. Now over 25,000 students have trained with our academy globally and are dribbling to the same beat!
Wanting to give back to place where it all started, Coach Pat donated a brand new refurbished outdoor basketball court for the kids at the Mt. Hope Community Center where Calvert County declared Saturday October 9, 2021 "Pat The Roc" Day. The academy hosted a free clinic for over 100 kids on the new basketball court!