BWB Asia

IND - 'Basketball Without Borders Asia' camp ends in New Delhi

NEW DEHLI (Basketball Without Borders) - The 'Basketball Without Borders Asia' camp, witnessing renowned FIBA/NBA players and coaches guiding Asian talents, concluded in New Dehli, India, on 6th July.

The four-day under-19 camp represented the first ever occasion that this successful joint FIBA-NBA program took place in India and counted with the participation of 50 budding basketball players from 15 countries, including five representatives from India.

'Basketball Without Borders Asia', organized by FIBA and the NBA in cooperation with the Basketball Federation of India, proved to be a huge boost to the trainees who had their skills sharpened by top FIBA/NBA coaches like Don Casey, Dave Hopla and Sam Perkins and current/former stars such as Pat Garrity Kyle Korver, Linton Johnson, Ronny Turiaf and Dominique Wilkins. In addition, Basketball without Borders campers also attend daily life skills seminars focusing on HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

In addition, on 4th July a visit to the Sahara Center for Residential Care and Rehabilitation by the players and coaches took place.

The Sahara Center provides services, treatment and counseling to HIV/AIDS infected people and women who have been rescued from domestic abuse or the sex trade.

The players visited the facility, spent time with the residents and presented a donation of health equipment, hygiene products and clothing.

The program in the Indian capital coincided with the visit of FIBA President Bob Elphinston and FIBA Secretary General and IOC member Patrick Baumann.