Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets makes a check presentation to Betsy Ross Elementary school, the beneficiary of his Charity Softball Tournament in Houston, Texas. Check out more photos of Summer of Goodwill events.

Zo's Summer Groove Photo Gallery

Giving Back
The mission of The Tracy McGrady Foundation is to positively shape the lives of youth by offering programs that emphasize learning and self-awareness and that encourage physical development.

NBA players are taking advantage of their time off by giving back to their communities and to communities around the world. More than 35 players are participating in the sixth year of the Basketball without Borders program, which visits Lithuania and Puerto Rico for the first time in 2006.

Several players will also be holding charity basketball games across North America. On June 24, LeBron James recruited fellow NBA players Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Amare Stoudemire, among others, for the second annual LeBron's King for Kids Bikeathon, a weekend event that included a Celebrity Billiards Challenge and an eight-mile ride through LeBron's hometown of Akron.



CHARITY GAME SCHEDULE
Sun., July 9
Staples Center - Los Angeles

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hosted by Paul Pierce and Baron Davis
Sun., July 16
AmericanAirlines Arena - Miami

Zo's Summer Groove
Hosted by Alonzo Mourning
Sat., July 22
GM Place - Vancouver

Steve Nash Foundation Charity Classic
Thu., July 27
McCarthy Campus, Gozaga Univ. - Spokane, Wash.

Dan Dickau Charity Classic
Hosted by Dan Dickau & Former Gonzaga Players
Sat., July 29
United Center - Chicago

Chicago All-Star Game
Hosted by Tim Hardaway and Antoine Walker
Sat., Aug. 5
Manuel Aguirre Gymnasium - Chihuahua, Mex.

Eduardo Najera Charity Game
Sat., Aug. 12
Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, Conn.

Jim Calhoun Classic
Hosted by Connecticut Players
Sat., Sept. 9
Madison Square Garden, NYC
Wheelchair Charities
Hosted by Hank Carter
BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS
Asia June 8-11 Photo Gallery
Shanghai Sports Institute - Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China
Participating players: Matt Bonner, Toronto; Josh Childress, Atlanta; Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia; Richie Frahm, Houston; Pat Garrity, Orlando; Ha Seung-Jin, Portland

Europe June 30 - July 3 Photo Gallery
Sarunas Marciulionis Basketball Academy - Vilnius, Lithuania
Participating players: Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia; Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland; Sarunas Jasikevicius, Indiana; Linas Kleiza, Denver; Arvydas Macijauskas, New Orleans/Okla. City; Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta; Darius Songaila, Chicago

Americas July 17-20 Photo Gallery
Coliseo Roberto Celemente - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Participating players: Carlos Arroyo, Orlando; Adonal Foyle, Golden State; Gordan Giricek, Utah; Sean Marks, San Antonio; Bo Outlaw, Orlando; Daniel Santiago, Former NBA Player; Delonte West, Boston; Jerome Williams, Former NBA Player

Africa September 6-10
American International School of Johannesburg - Johannesburg, South Africa
Participating players: Raja Bell, Phoenix; Manute Bol, Former NBA Player; Bruce Bowen, San Antonio; Rasual Butler, New Orleans/Okla. City; Marcus Camby, Denver; Luol Deng, Chicago; Boris Diaw, Phoenix; DeSagana Diop, Dallas; Chris Duhon, Chicago; Kyle Korver, Philadelphia; DJ Mbenga, Dallas; Dikembe Mutombo, Houston; Steve Nash, Phoenix; Emeka Okafor, Charlotte; Vladimir Radmanovic, LA Clippers; Ronny Turiaf, LA Lakers; Luke Walton, LA Lakers