BWB Africa 2011, Day 2 Recap
Basketball without Borders community partner Hoops 4 Hope started day two with a Life Skills seminar for the campers focused on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. The campers navigated the sometimes sensitive topic through a series of activities along side WNBA Legend Edna Campbell, NBA Legends Dee Brown and Jeff Hornacek, and NBA Coach Lionel Hollins.
Next up was on-court action. Campbell was joined by fellow WNBA Legend Tamika Raymond at the girls camp where they too started the day with a life skills session followed by a competitive set of scrimmages. On the boys side, the campers found out what teams they had been drafted to the night before and spent the morning with their new coaches and teammates running through offensive and defensive strategy. In the afternoon, they started the head-to-head team competitions which featured some highlight worthy shots, dunks and ball-handling skills.
The NBA Legends traded in their basketballs for work gloves in the afternoon at a Habitat for Humanity South Africa build in Orange Farm Township. Mortar was mixed and bricks were layed as the walls of two new houses quickly grew up around them. It was a dirty job, but at the end of the day, two families were that much closer to safer, sturdier, more comfortable housing.