Mike Conley hosts Jr. NBA tip-off event in Binghampton
The Memphis Grizzlies continued their dedication to promoting youth fitness and strengthening the Binghampton community with the Jr. NBA tip-off at Lester Community Center on Wednesday, October 14. Jr. NBA Ambassador and Grizzlies guard Mike Conley hosted fitness drills with over 50 children from around the community. The first in a series of Jr. NBA events, Conley’s participation furthers his commitment to youth development and enforces using the power of sport to transform and empower lives. Through the initiative, Conley hopes to teach kids both sports and life skills that are crucial to growth and success in college and career.
The Jr. NBA presented by Under Armour is the league’s newly-launched youth basketball participation program that teaches the fundamental skills and values of the game at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the game, and to help youth develop a lifelong passion for basketball. The Jr. NBA program aims to reach five million youth ages 6-14 in the U.S. and Canada over a two-year period as part of its expanded efforts launched in October 2015.