The greats came together for something amazing yesterday in Las Vegas. What was that you ask? Allow the NBPA Foundation Golf Invitational to introduce themselves. Yesterday, The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation launched their inaugural Las Vegas Golf Invitational at the iconic Las Vegas Country Club, which is the next chapter in building philanthropic influence to communities all across the world.
NBA Icons Join Together for Charity at NBPA Foundation Golf Invitational
Here's a recap of it all
Current and former NBPA members, which includes Matt Barnes, Devon Dotson, Marc Eversley, Langston Galloway, Kevin Garnett, Alonzo Mourning, Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Reggie Theus, Garrett Temple, Dylan Windler, Mike Woodson, together with Tamika Tremaglio, the Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Executive Director of the NBPA Foundation welcomed participants onto the course for a morning of celebration and philanthropy.
The event took place as the NBA Summer League continues in Las Vegas, and covered a few of the upcoming initiatives we can expect to see as a result of this program. The NBPA Foundation not only provides strategic financial assistance to those in need, but also amplifies the efforts of its players on a global platform, to expedite and augment their positive influence.
Here's what NBPA Foundation Executive Director Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had to say at the opening remarks ceremony:
“Our NBPA Foundation Golf Invitational is the next step in amplifying our players’ efforts, and expediting and augmenting their positive influence. We look forward to building strong relationships with new and existing partners, and further supporting and championing the philanthropic achievements and activities of all of our members.”
The proceeds from the NBPA Foundation Golf Invitational will support the Foundation’s Matching Player Grants program. Through the initiative, current and former players partner with the NBPA Foundation to receive a matching grant designed to amplify their charitable giving and philanthropic efforts in their communities. To date, the NBPA Foundation has partnered with more than 500 current and former players and distributed more than $17 million in grants to hundreds of organizations and initiatives across more than 30 countries.
The 2023 NBPA Foundation Las Vegas Golf Invitational stands as a testament to the players' dedication to their communities and the NBPA Foundation's unwavering commitment to catalyzing positive change around the world.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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