NBA Cares is the league’s global community outreach initiative that addresses important social issues such as education, youth and family development, and health and wellness. The NBA and its teams support a range of programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children and families worldwide.
As part of the league’s mission to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility, NBA Cares reaches communities through philanthropy, hands-on service and legacy projects. Since October 2005 when NBA Cares was launched, the league and teams have raised more than $230 million for charity, provided more than 2.8 million hours of hands-on service, and built more than 860 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world.
NBA Cares has many different programs that allow NBA coaches and athletes to give back to the community. These programs include, Coaches for Kids, NBA FIT, NBA Green, Basketball without Borders, and Kia Community Assist.
For more on NBA Cares visit: http://www.nba.com/cares/