Reaction To NBA Cares Community Initiatives
Posted Nov 1 2007 12:23PM
SECAUCUS, N.J., October 31, 2007 --Today the NBA announced their plan to help rebuild New Orleans. In a season-long, league wide initiative they will focus their efforts on education, housing and recreation. Participants will include teams, the National Basketball Players Association and all of the NBA’s media and marketing partners. During All-Star Weekend, Friday Feb. 15, the league will host an All-Star Day of Service, in which over 2,500 NBA affiliated volunteers will engage in hands on community projects. In response to the NBA's commitment to aid New Orleans Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu said, "The NBA’s plan to revitalize New Orleans through education, housing and recreation is an example of a successful public-private partnership that produces results for the city."
Recently in China, where the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic played several preseason games, the league participated in many community service events. The league opened a school for children of migrant workers, hosted a Special Olympics event and donated to the Evangelize China Fellowship Macao Children's Home. The NBA concentrates its continuous commitment to community service in China on education, youth and family development and health-related issues.NBA CARES LAUNCHES EFFORT TO REBUILD NEW ORLEANS
Oct. 30: Official NBA Press Release
The NBA today announced a league-wide season-long effort to help in the on-going rebuilding of New Orleans. Joining NBA Commissioner David Stern for the NBA Cares programming announcement at Walter L. Cohen High School were Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Louisiana Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Ollie Tyler, New Orleans Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas, New Orleans Hornets Owner George Shinn, Sacramento Kings Owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, and NBA Legends Bob Lanier and Willis Reed.
NBA CHINA GAMES 2007:
Oct. 12: Official NBA Press Release
The NBA will conduct a comprehensive community outreach initiative for NBA China Games 2007 as part of NBA Cares, continuing the league’s commitment to global social responsibility, in October when the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic travel to Shanghai and Macao for the event. In addition to the three exhibition games, the teams, along with Team China All-Stars, will participate in NBA Cares events and activities in both cities in partnership with Shanghai Sports Administration and Venetian Macao.
WHAT THE LEGENDS ARE SAYING:
WHAT THE MEDIA ARE SAYING:
The Times-Picayune, Oct. 31: Helping N.O. Rebound
CNNMoney.com, Oct. 31:
Cisco teams with the NBA to enhance the league's technology
Sacramento Bee, Oct. 31: Opponents bond for New Orleans
The Times-Picayune, Oct. 26: Stern: N.O. remains viable
China.org.cn, Oct. 18: Jet Li, NBA stars open 'Happy House' with Disney
SportingNews, Oct. 10:
NBA's return could revitalize New Orleans