Buckets & Borders was established in 2015 by Justin and Brendan Lee as a project to document basketball culture around the world. 

Through photography, journalism and playing street ball itself, our mission was to experience the diverse courts and affiliated cultures and people across the globe. Our experiences  taught us that basketball is something that brings us together. 

We’ve grown into a community of friends, content creators, volunteers and supporters that collectively share a deep love for the game and the belief that basketball is something that unites us. 


We’ve used our experiences as inspiration to transform Buckets & Borders into a nonprofit organization that completes volunteer projects that make an impact.

Our mission is to improve communities and bring people together through basketball.

We believe that having access to good outdoor courts has real community impact, which is why our first major project is to revitalize a landmark in Regina’s Lakeview community. To learn more about our current projects, click here.


Our community partners are the all-stars that have laid down the foundation for this project. They are the individuals and organizations that are always ready to jump into the game and lend a helping hand. Without them, it would not exist.