Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Basketball without Borders is an NBA sponsored program which gives young people the opportunity to participate in a global basketball development program. It is a community outreach program which promotes leadership,education,sportmanship,and healthy living with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Basketball without Borders began in 2001 and the camp has featured many former and current NBA players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) selects the young players (ages 19 & under) based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport of
Basketball without Borders already began this year and is scheduled to be held in four different continents. From June 8-11 the camp was held in Shanghai, China and from June 30- July 3rd it was held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The following are being held in July and September:
- Basketball without Borders Americas (San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 17-20).
- Basketball without Borders Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa, Septmber 6-10).
For more information on Basketball without Borders visit www.nba.com.