NBA, SEED Project, dedicate courts in Dakar
The second day of the NBA and FIBA's annual training camp Basketball Without Borders Africa put the spotlight on the community outreach aspect of the program.
The NBA, in partnership with the SEED Project, organised a Jr. NBA basketball clinic and renovated two basketball courts for youngsters in the Guediawaye suburb of Senegal's capital city, Dakar.
The inauguration took place in the presence of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, Mayor Amadou Baidy Seye and Joe Lopez, President of the SEED Project.
One hundred local children were put through their paces in a series of clinics on the courts, providing the youngsters with quality infrastructure in one of Dakar's biggest suburbs.
Upon completion of this project, the NBA will have created 91 places for youngsters to live, learn and play, in nine African countries.
According to Commissioner Silver, the NBA’s community outreach efforts in Senegal aim to use the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game such as team spirit, integrity and respect.