Raptors Take Part In NBA Cares Week

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This past Wednesday October, 24th, rookie Terrence Ross and a group of basketball development clinicians led 45 local students through a Shape Up (mlseshapeup.com) clinic in the Toronto Raptors Practice Facility. In support of NBA Cares Week (nbacares.com) the event worked to teach the students about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle through basketball.

The very next day the Raptors were out in the community again, treating over 600 kids to a Learn To Dribble session. Over the three hour period basketball development staff took the students through FUNdamental drills, including dribbling, shooting and defense, all framed around the message of the importance of D.R.E.A.M (Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Attitude and Motivation).

NBA Cares Week is an opportunity for teams across the NBA to host events in their local cities as a means for players to get involved and give back to the communities in which they play. For more information go to nbacares.com.