Nonprofit organization based out of Wildwood, NJ

Who We Are & Our Mission:

We are a nonprofit organization based out of Wildwood, NJ (helping mostly Cape May County and surrounding areas), that provides athletic equipment and other necessities to local student-athletes and families in need of financial assistance. Our mission is to motivate and inspire kids at an early age to be a part of something special. Growing up, my dad used to tell my sisters and I "poise and confidence" when we were playing basketball. I feel as if this relates to all of life. I want to share this with others through acts of service in the community. This is me playing the game I love at an early age.

Our Why

Our Story

Growing up, my mom was (and still is) a teacher and my dad was a liquor salesman and basketball coach (and still is). I have always admired how much my mom loves her job and how she has always gone the extra mile for her students. I've always wanted to be just like my dad. He has a way about him that just makes people feel important, safe, and like they belong. Through being a basketball coach for roughly 20 years, I've watched my dad go the extra mile for his players time and time again. This included sometimes getting kids a pair of basketball shoes when they couldn't afford it or buying kids a couple new pairs of clothes when they could not afford that either. When I got to high school, I really started to notice firsthand how much of a need there actually was, particularly through my sports teams. I was blessed enough to have graduated from Wildwood High School as a 2,000 point scorer and the valedictorian of my class. I was so grateful for my time there and wanted to do something to give back. In April of 2019, a couple months before I graduated from high school, I started the Step Back Foundation so I could give back to a community that has given so much to me.

2024 Island 3v3 Basketball Tournament

On July 13th & 14th, we held our 2024 Island 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the North Wildwood Rec. Click the link to check out photos from the tournament!

Pictures from the tournament

How to Donate

Step Back Donations

Through various fundraising efforts and events, we raise money that goes towards kids in need of athletic equipment and other necessities.

If you can not attend one of our events, you may donate by writing a check and mailing it our new office location. Checks are payable to the "Step Back Foundation" at 200 New Jersey Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260.

We also have an option to donate by Venmo. Our username is @thestepbackfoundation_ .

You may also donate through Donorbox by clicking the box below.


New Office Location

Our new office location is located at 200 New Jersey Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. We do not currently have open hours available, but are looking to in the near future.

However, you may donate by purchasing gear through our online shop (this link).

Upcoming Events

Check out our Eventbrite to find out more information on our upcoming/2024 events.

Upcoming Step Back Events

Upcoming Events

We have two more summer events left this season: a basketball clinic on Saturday, August 3rd with Philly Revolution and a 5K Run & 1-Mile. Click the links below to register for each event.

2024 Step Back x Philly Revolution Basketball Clinic

On Saturday, August 3rd, we are hosting a clinic with Philly Revolution, an AAU organization based out of Philadelphia. The camp will be held from 9:00AM-1:00PM at the Byrne Community Center in Wildwood.

Register Here

2024 "Live Like Bolle" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk

Our 2024 "Live Like Bolle" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, August 10th. Money raised from this event goes towards our academic scholarships in memory of Mr. Bill Bolle. In October of 2017, Mr. Bolle passed away suddenly. Mr. Bolle had a way of making people feel safe, special, and important. We honor him on race day at the beach, one of his favorite places he used to spend most of his summer days.

Click the button below to preregister.

Register Here

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2023 #BCMFBeKindAward

2023 #BCMFBeKindAward

2023 Best of South Jersey

We won gold for the 2023 Best of South Jersey competition in the category of nonprofit organizations. Thank you for voting for us!

2022 Best of South Jersey

We won gold for the 2022 Best of South Jersey competition in the category of nonprofit organizations. Thank you for voting for us!

2024 "Live Like Bolle" Scholarships

We have scholarships available in memory of Mr. Bill Bolle, who unfortunately passed away in October of 2017. Mr. Bolle loved and promoted high school athletics. High school sports change the lives of many high school students by improving their work ethic, staying active, building memories, and of course, forming relationships that will last a long time. But most importantly, Mr. Bolle valued his family more than anything. 

Any 8th-grade student from Wildwood Catholic Academy is eligible for this scholarship. One student will be selected. The amount of this scholarship will be determined.

Any Cape May County student in 12th grade is available for our high school senior scholarship. Multiple students will be selected and amounts of each scholarship may vary.  

Please either email us a copy back at or mail us your application at 200 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Scholarship applications are due by May 1st, 2024.

8th Grade Student Application

8th Grade Application

High School Senior Scholarship

High School Senior Scholarship

Step Back Foundation

We appreciate your support and cannot wait to see you rocking your new Step Back gear!