The 31-year-old Emirati represented his country as part of a tie-up between the Special Olympics and NBA Cares
, the league's global social responsibility programme to promote Unified Sports -- a sports-experience social inclusion initiative for people with determination.
NBA World Championship will not only compete on the court but will also receive off-court life skills education and participate in NBA Cares
community service projects.
Barea won the NBA Cares
Community Assist Award for October for the relief work he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.
In honor of NBA Cares
Hoops for Troops Week, the Magic along with a player, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw and military personnel will participate in a Commitment to Service project Nov.
Other awards to be presented include Executive of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Teammate of the Year, Sportsmanship Award and NBA Cares
Community Assist Award.
taking part in a series of workshops and activities as part of the Sports Visitors Programme and laid emphasis on the key role of NBA Cares
, the league's social responsibility programme, in developing charity action.
Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight and Boston Celtics legend Dee Brown capped off their week-long visit to the Philippines with an NBA Cares
Clinic with Special Olympics Philippines Thursday at TriNoma Activity Center.
This mission guided the establishment of the NBA Cares
program, which was initially conceived as a way to enhance the image of the league and its players (Bucher, 2006; Giannoulakis & Drayer, 2009; McGowan & Mahon, 2009), and which, to date, has resulted in the donation of over $230 million to charitable causes and generated 2.
com)-- The Gateway Family YMCA has received new basketballs, thanks to a donation from NBA Cares
, DICK's Sporting Goods and Spalding[R].
Speaking to The Associated Press on Friday at an NBA Cares
event, Silver said he's thrilled that the league's attention can be on the championship series between the Heat and Spurs -- and not, as it was for so much of the postseason, on the off-the-court matters involving the banishment of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and now the looming sale of that franchise.
Like NBA Cares
does across the globe, we hope we can help address some social issues like youth development, health and wellness," said coach Goldwin Monteverde, who is largely credited for the school's rise as one of the best in the country.
, the league's global social responsibility program, has hosted numerous youth and coaching clinics over the past year.