MANILA, Philippines – The NBA has announced that it will renovate a basketball court at Bulacan Anga as part of its NBA Cares program.
The court is located in the enchanted farm village of Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. (GK), a local non-profit organization.
The project, part of the NBA 75th Live, Learn or Play initiative in the 2021-22 season, will begin this month and is expected to be handed over to the local community in August. A simple ribbon-cutting ceremony and a youth basketball clinic lined up for turnover.
Rameez Sheikh, Managing Director of NBA Asia, said, “The goal of the NBA is to inspire and engage people everywhere through the power of basketball and to make a lasting impact in the communities in which we operate.
“The Philippines is an integral part of the league’s 75-year history, and this initiative with Gawad Kalinga strengthens our commitment to unite Filipinos through their shared love of the game.”
In July 2017, the NBA also fixed an indoor court in Santa Mesa, Manila, an NBA Care initiative that reformed courts across Southeast Asia.
NBA Cares is the league’s global social responsibility program. Internationally, NBA Cares has created more than 357 places where children and families can live, learn or play in 40 countries and territories.
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