BWB Americas, Day Two Recap
DAY 2 (July 30, 2011) -- Day two of Basketball without Borders Americas began with another Life Skills session, this time focused on HIV/AIDS. Along with BWB community partner UNICEF, NBA Legends Sam Perkins and Adonal Foyle spoke to the campers about risks and prevention and the importance of living a safe, healthy lifestyle. “It was awesome. HIV/AIDS is something that is important for young kids and that is very prevalent in developing countries,” said NBA Legend Adonal Foyle.
“The kids’ enthusiasm to embrace a topic like this is so refreshing because they’re not afraid of it. They want to talk about it; they want to engage. If you give them the opportunity to talk about it, you will see that they want to make the right decision. They just need the tools to help them do that.”
Morning skill stations focused mainly on offensive technique today with the NBA legends and coaches showing the campers fade-away jumpers and the best way to use a screen to get an open shot.
Getting in shape was the main focus of the afternoon for 75 children from YMCA of Rio as they participated in an NBA FIT clinic led by the NBA Legends. Not only did the children get to practice their basketball skills at shooting, passing and dribbling station, but their fitness was also tested with jump-roping, push ups, sit ups, and agility drills.
“We had a really great time with these kids today,” said Foyle. “We love basketball and love seeing these kids get so excited about our sport.”