Basketball is one of the most exciting sports. It’s an exciting sport not only for the players on the pitch, but also for the spectators. Not to mention, the excitement of standing on the sidelines and rooting for your team is sure to stay with you forever. If you are also a basketball lover, then the “Asian Basketball Without Borders” event held in Abu Dhabi this June will be good news for you. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming global basketball development and community outreach programs.
Basketball Without Borders Asia kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Yes, you read that right, recently the National Basketball Association, the International Basketball Federation and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism announced that Asian Basketball Without Borders will be held in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This will be the 13th outreach program and will begin on June 2nd and run through June 5th. The competition will be held on the NYU campus in Abu Dhabi. But what makes it so exciting is that this is the first time the NBA and FIBA are hosting Basketball Without Borders here.
What are the highlights of this show?
Speaking of the program, this will bring together talented male and female players aged 18 and under from all over Asia. Here, they’ll learn from current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, while competing against their peers in the region. The outreach program will also help campuses and coaches, engage in life skills, leadership development and community service programs.
Did you know that since its launch in 2001, approximately 4,000 people from 134 countries have attended the camp? Yes, this news comes after it was announced that the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves will play two preseason games at the Etihad Arena on October 5 and October 7.
So, what do you think of this movement developing?
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