Basketball without Borders Asia will return to China for the second consecutive year and take place in Shanghai Sports Institute, Shanghai, People's Republic of China from June 8-11.
The participants from 14 countries and territories across Asia were selected by FIBA and the NBA, in conjunction with participating basketball federations, based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport.
Camp coaches include Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Childress (USA), Toronto Raptors center Matt Bonner (USA), Orlando Magic forward Pat Garrity, Houston Rockets guard Richie Frahm (USA), Portland Trail Blazers center Ha Seung-Jin (South Korea) and Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert.
The highlight of Basketball without Borders Asia will be the dedication ceremony
of the NBA Cares Legacy Project at the Fu Sheng School, a school for children of
migrant workers, on Saturday, June 10.
As part of NBA.com's coverage, we'll provide daily updates from China, including photos and weblog entries on the latest events. This event will also be covered in Chinese.
June 11: Molding Young Minds
Children are educated about the dangers of HIV and AIDS.
The third and final day of Basketball without Borders kept tempo with days one and two, combining the work of molding young athletes as outstanding sportsman and excellent citizens with giving something positive to communities in host countries.
Sunday's BWB life skills session followed the day's overall community service theme of uniting in the fight against AIDS. Ken Legins, Chief of HIV/AIDS section of UNICEF China, along with Jerome Williams, led campers through an entertaining and engaging HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention program. The goal was to help the young men become well-versed in identifying high-risk behaviors for contracting the HIV/AIDS virus, and take that knowledge back home to pass along to their peer groups.
Day 3: Photo gallery | NBA, UNICEF Team Up
NBA players help dedicate an NBA Cares Learn & Play Center facility in Shanghai’s northeast Yangpu district.
Day Two of the NBA’s Basketball without Borders Asia instructional camp in Shanghai provided everyone with a true life lesson: that we can always can learn a great deal from young people, no matter where they come from.
In the morning session of BwB the 50 young men representing 17 countries and territories across Asia came together in a way that demonstrated the positive impact of sports on societies and cultures. To witness the friendships and enthusiasm shared among so many young people from divergent cultures goes a long way in imparting upon us the importance of unifying programs like BwB.
Day 2: Photo gallery
Jerome Williams instruct Special Olympics kids at Basketball without Borders Asia.
The gym at Shanghai University of Sport was abuzz with basketball and goodwill Friday as the NBA’s Basketball without Borders Asia launched its three-day event in Shanghai. The league’s premier global development and community outreach program, BWB is an instructional camp for young people that promotes friendship, healthy living and education with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Day 2: Photo gallery
June 8: Asia Camp Tips Off in Shanghai
Saade Imad (#7) from Lebannon attended his 2nd BWB Asia camp.
All 50 campers arrived Shanghai University of Sports today for the Basketball without Borders Asia day one. They were divided into four groups in the scrimmage for Dean Cooper (Camp Director), Sam Perkins, Jerome Williams, Mike Wilhelm and Hank Egan to evaluate for team selections. Campers will be divided into four teams: Hawks, Raptors, Rockets and Trail Blazers.
All NBA Players and coaches joined Mark Fischer, Kim Bohuny, and Zoran Radovic (FIBA) at the Basketball without Borders Asia Welcome Reception in the evening with more than 400 corporate guests invited by NBA China. Flip through a photo gallery of the day.
Matt Bonner, Josh Childress, Samuel Dalembert, Richie Frahm, Pat Garrity and Ha Seung-Jin are this year's Basketball without Borders Asia camp coaches. (NBAE/Getty)
NBA Cares community outreach for Basketball without Borders Asia in Shanghai,
China features extensive events and activities, focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness, education and grassroots basketball development that will leave a lasting legacy in the community.