Live, Learn or Play
The NBA’s commitment to youth and family development is highlighted by the creation of Live, Learn or Play Spaces. These new and refurbished basketball courts, libraries, playgrounds, homes, fitness facilities and technology rooms are created in conjunction with NBA league and team community and business partners. Since October 2005, there have been more than 440 of these places created in more than 20 countries. To date, the NBA has created more than 85 Live, Learn or Play Spaces internationally. Check out a few of the most recent international Live, Learn or Play Spaces:
Take to the Courts!
During Europe Live 2009 in London, England, NBA Cares revitalized two basketball courts, sponsored by adidas. NBA Legends and players from the Chicago Bulls hosted basketball clinic on each court with Special Olympics athletes and local youth basketball organizations.
NBA players and coaches spent the afternoon in Ivory Park township in Soweto, South Africa helping to build four houses for Habitat for Humanity. For the local families, these houses were the first they have ever lived in. The NBA has built 9 homes with Habitat for Humanity since 2007.
Basketball Court Build in Indonesia
Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin spent time in Indonesia as part of the Indonesia Development Camp. Martin trained young Indonesian basketball players, helped to dedicate a new basketball court and donated $15,000 to a local school.
Learn and Play Space in Bejiing
In May 2009, Scottie Pippen helped to dedicate a Learn & Play Space at the Hongshan Migrant School in Beijing, China. Created in partnership with Toyota and China Youth Development Foundation, this project included a refurbished library and computer room.
The NBA partnered with HP, Tata Consultancy Services and the BFI to dedicate its first-ever court refurbishment in India at the Nagpada Neighborhood House in Mumbai in April 2009. The dedication ceremony was followed by a clinic for 75 local youth conducted by NBA Legend A.C. Green.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Derrick Rose - Guard
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Derrick Rose - Guard
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