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NBA All-Star hosts several community events, Feb. 15-18

Written by  NBA All-Star
As the NBA All-Star 2017 experience descends upon New Orleans this weekend, you're sure to find a myriad of events taking place around the city. There's the the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, the NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire, the JBL Three-Point Contest, and the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest to name a few.  

In addition to those high profile events, NBA All-Star will also be hosting several community events around the city.

On Wednesday, Feburary 15, NBA and WNBA players/legends will join youth and law enforcement from the Baton Rouge community for a basketball court dedication, basketball clinic and a “Building Bridges through Basketball” at the Monte Sano Park Gym in Baton Rouge with NBA Cares.
On Thursday, Feburary 16, the NBA will host basketball and fitness clinics with its NBA Fit All-Star Youth Celebration at Fannie C. Williams Charter School, Arden Cahill Academy, JD Meisler Middle School, John Q Adams Middle School, and TH Harris Middle School, focusing on the importance of healthy living while teaching the fundamentals of the game.

Friday, February 17 sees the Jr. NBA Day.  As part of NBA All-Star and the celebration of basketball, the Jr. NBA will host basketball clinics for more than 1000 youth from the New Orleans community, including those from school groups, afterschool organizations and military youth, such as the Dryades YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana. Current and former NBA, WNBA, D-League Players, celebrities and mascots will lead kids through a variety of fun, instructional basketball drills and competitions.  

For the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service, also on Friday, February 17, in partnership with KaBOOM! and Rebuilding Together, NBA All-Star guests, partners, current and former NBA/WNBA/D-League All-Stars, players and coaches will roll up their sleeves to build a playground and refurbish homes and a garden to better communities in need.

Saturday, February 18 welcomes two events. The NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game will unite the NBA family with Special Olympics All-Star athletes, ages 17-34, from across the world to play together in a demonstration game.  The Unified Game will connect people, both on and off the court, by petitioning everyone involved to reject stereotypes, prejudices, and misconceptions and replace them with an attitude of inclusion, acceptance and respect. 

For the Saturday Morning Hoops at the Milne Recreational Center also on February 18, the NBA, with support from community partners RISE, Up2Us, and NORDC, will celebrate the culmination of Saturday Morning Hoops, a six-week pilot program that brought teenage youth together on consecutive Saturdays to participate in a combination of oncourt basketball programming.  Youth participants will be given the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned through photos and personal narratives.  Attendees will include WNBA and NBA legends, parents, local law enforcement and members of the community.


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