Honoring military personnel and their families who have so bravely served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and have recently returned home, Miami HEAT head coach Pat Riley and his players hosted more than 100 soldiers and their families at the New Orleans Arena.
From the historic Mothers Restaurant, the Seattle Sonics visited Bridge House to deliver specially prepared meals to the people staying at the facility. For fifty years, Bridge House has served as a substance-abuse treatment center of last resort.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Kyle Lowry joined several teammates in assisting children with drawings to create blueprint for new community KaBOOM! playground. Elements from the children’s drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new community playground to be built on Feb. 15 at The Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation with adidas.
Dwyane Wade of the Miami HEAT joined Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets to donate $5,000 each toward the establishment of a Family Resource Center at Sylvanie F. Williams Elementary School.
During the team's shootaround, Amare Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns and fellow teammates met with 20 teenagers from the Covenant House.
Players from the New Orleans Hornets and Sacremento Kings hosted elementary students to tip-off the Read To Achieve Program.
Through NBA Cares, the league, its teams and players have committed to donating $100 million to charity, providing a million hours of hands on service to the community and creating 250 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally-recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.