BWB Africa 2011, Day 3 Recap
Day 3 of camp began with the second session with Hoops 4 Hope; an interactive seminar focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Then the campers were back on the court for their final morning skills stations and team practices.
The afternoon was spent at the Cotlands Home Based Care facility in Soweto, which was opened in partnership with the DeBeers Foundation during BWB Africa 2007. NBA and WNBA legends participated in two activities with local children who have been neglected, abused, abandoned or suffer from HIV/AIDS. Legends and coaches cultivated a food garden by planting, seeding and weeding. The garden generates income for the local community through the sale of food and provides seeds to help start gardens at local homes. An impromptu football (soccer) match then ensued, with Bo Outlaw (who demonstrated surprising ball skills), Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing playing with local kids on a dusty field adjoining the facility.
The afternoon ended with NBA and WNBA legends taking part in a drumming and dancing session that kept the players on their toes. With the sounds of African drums ringing through the sky, the sun set on another day of BWB Africa.