Founded in 1992 by NBA Legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson, the National Basketball Retired Players Association is a non-profit association comprised of former professional basketball players of the NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters. As the largest chapter having the most NBA Hall of Famers in the country the Houston Chapter of the NBRPA will host its flagship event of the year during the Legends of Basketball All-Star Weekend.
The 2013 All-Star Weekend kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon, with the 2013 NBRPA Legends of Basketball All-Star Celebrity Golf Invitational hosted by Houston Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone and Calvin Murphy. Following the golf invitational the NBRPA will host the Legends of Basketball All-Star “Kids Get Fit” Community Basketball Clinic, celebrating Black History Month, on Friday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jack Yates High School along with additional Legends of Basketball All-Star “Kids Get Fit” Community Basketball Clinics being held simultaneously at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Center at Finnigan Park. Closing ceremonies will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Mercedes Benz Greenway, starting at 8 p.m. for the official NBRPA 2013 Legends of Basketball All-Star Weekend Red Carpet Gala featuring Legends, such as Clyde “the Glide” Drexler,” Magic Johnson, and other Hall of Famers and celebrity guests for an evening of fun, live music, food, drinks and giveaways.
A portion of proceeds from the Legends of Basketball All-Star Weekend will benefit; Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) with a water education initiative, working with kids about the importance of managing, preserving and protecting water resources. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Initiative, working with STEM students and teachers to take their program to the next level by helping to develop new products and processes that sustain American’s economy and the HWE (Health and Wellness Education initiative) teaming with the Boys and Girls Club, local charter schools, and other like-minded organizations teaching kids the importance of exercising and maintaining a healthy way of life.
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