Through a variety of community initiatives, the Denver Nuggets strive not only to be successful, but also to be a significant corporate and community partner by bettering the lives and opportunities for the underserved in Colorado. The Denver Nuggets are proud to support a number of youth programs that focus on education, health & fitness and teamwork. Every year, players and coaches can be found in the classroom using basketball principles to get students excited about school. The team is also committed to helping children with health and athletic programs by having the players and coaches share their knowledge about fitness, nutrition and basketball skills.
As a native of Brazil, Nene participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders in South America in the summer of 2003 and 2004.