2016 HAITI GOODWILL TRIP: DAY TWO

December 12, 2016

Day two of the NBRPA’s third goodwill trip to Haiti began with a tour of the Fondation Enfant Jesus (FEJ) site including their school, medical clinic, and Women’s Empowerment Program. The tour provided an opportunity for the NBRPA team to learn firsthand how FEJ promotes sustainable human development and full-life development for the children and their families.

Upon conclusion of the tour, the team departed Lamardelle to visit the FELB (Fondation Emmanuel Lesly Brezault) Sportive Center. The FELB, created by Lesly Brezault, was founded with the mission to help and support disadvantaged children between the ages of 6 and 17, while also promoting the teaching of citizenship in Haiti through arts, music, and sports.

Following the visit to FELB, the players held their second basketball clinic of the trip, this time with Kako’s Kids in Petionville. Kako's Kids is an organization focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Haiti through sports and education. The NBRPA team hosted more than 200 kids at this special clinic and taught basketball fundamentals, on-court drills and gifted the children with special basketball jerseys to commemorate the day. Following the clinic, the team helped serve lunch and ate with the kids before taking off for their next stop.

The second night concluded with dinner at the Observatorie, which overlooks Port-Au-Prince and ranks as one of the top restaurants in Petionville.

For more information and pictures from the 2016 Goodwill trip to Haiti please visit the NBRPA’s Facebook page, NBA Alumni .

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.