May 15, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Atlanta Chapter will partner with Breakthrough Atlanta to host the 3rd Annual Celebrity Basketball Game this Saturday, May 20. The game will take place at 4:00 p.m. at The Lovett School Wallace Gymnasium in Atlanta.

Sponsored by Aaron’s, the game will once again feature Team Dikembe Mutombo versus Team Dale Ellis. The game will benefit Breakthrough Atlanta. Breakthrough Atlanta is a national program that increases educational opportunity for motivated middle school students from metro Atlanta public schools and inspires talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

Tickets are on sale for $15 and can be purchased at Breakthrough Atlanta’s website. VIP tickets are $100 and include food, access to the VIP Reception, and the chance to speak to members of the NBRPA and other guest players.

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.

About Breakthrough Atlanta
Breakthrough Atlanta's (BTA) programs help middle and high school students develop the academic skills and study habits to enroll and succeed in college--and, ultimately, in life. BTA celebrated its inaugural summer in 1996 on the campus of The Lovett School. Its mission is two-fold: to provide an academically intense pathway to college for motivated metro Atlanta public school students to encourage academic success; and to provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience (internship) for high school and college students, inspiring a new generation of teachers. Breakthrough Atlanta is a member of a thriving national network called Breakthrough Collaborative. There are 33 Breakthrough sites in the U.S. and 1 in Hong Kong. Breakthrough Atlanta students come from metro Atlanta public schools and represent more than 70 zip codes. More than 85% of BTA students go to college.