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Bob McAdoo to Participate in Basketball Without Borders 2010

Jun 17 2010 3:57PM

NBA coaches and players to train and mentor 50 top players from 22 countries across Asia 

MIAMI, 6/17– The NBA, FIBA and the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) announced today that NBA Hall of Famer and Miami HEAT Assistant Coach Bob McAdoo will join this season’s 2010 Basketball without Borders initiative. McAdoo, along with NBA players Al Horford, Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, Francisco Garcia and Taj Gibson, will join other coaches from around the league in Singapore from June 28 thru July 1 to participate in the Basketball without Borders program which uses sports to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness, marking the programs inaugural entry into Southeast Asia. 

“Bringing Basketball without Borders to Singapore is a great way to tip-off our new partnership with the Singapore Sports Council,” said Scott Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, NBA Asia. He added, “With the support of our players, coaches and partners, this camp will allow us to further integrate our core values of teamwork, dedication and commitment to giving back to the community here in Singapore.” 

McAdoo previously participated in the 2009 Basketball without Borders program last season in Beijing, People’s Republic of China helping to mentor youth players. The campers were divided into teams independent of race, religion or nationality to promote friendship and diversity. 

This season the NBA players and coaches will participate in an extensive community outreach program through NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility initiative. This program will tip-off with a Special Olympics basketball clinic at the Singapore American School on June 28. Special Olympics athletes from across the region will have a chance to showcase their dribbling, passing and shooting skills and compete in fun skill games. In partnership with Jamiyah Singapore, the NBA group will visit the Darul Ma’wa (Jamiyah Children’s Home) on June 29, a voluntary welfare organization that provides holistic residential care for orphans and children in need, spending time with the children hosting a variety of activities including reading books and playing games. 

The Miami HEAT is proud to welcome back Assist-Card as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2010-11 season.