Legends Care

Legends Care is an initiative of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) that positively impacts communities and youth through basketball. NBRPA Legends give back through clinics, mentoring, charitable outreach and other grassroots initiatives in the United States and abroad with the goal of educating, inspiring and keeping youth active, healthy and safe.


Community/Youth Initiatives

Full Court Press: Prep for Success

Full Court Press: Prep for Success is a one-day youth basketball and mentoring clinic for underserved boys and girls, ages eight to 18, held in cities across the United States and abroad. The program is led by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) with direct support from the NBA and housed under the Jr. NBA and NBA Cares brand. Full Court Press is designed to introduce participating youth to positive role models in both basketball and life, with equal time spent on the basketball court, in the classroom and at a mentoring roundtable as part of a robust and meaningful curriculum.
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Legends Girl Chat

Legends Girl Chat is a virtual Legends Care program consisting of one-hour video conversations between high school girls and WNBA Legends. Partnering with the NBRPA on Legends Girl Chat is Girls Inc. Through this Legends Care partnership, all 78 affiliates of Girls Inc. are able to schedule a Legends Girl Chat to incorporate into their programming.



BACK2BACK is an annual Legends Care Community Assist that prepares elementary students for the upcoming school year by providing them with brand new backpacks filled with essential back to school supplies. In 2019, BACK2BACK launched with NBA Legends Stephen Bardo, Kendall Gill and Shawn Marion distributing Legends backpacks and school supplies to boys and girls from the South Side of Chicago.
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Thanksgiving Community Assist

The Thanksgiving Community Assist is an annual Legends Care program through which families in need receive a Thanksgiving turkey and holiday cheer from the Legends of Basketball. Launched in 2018, NBA Legends Roger Brown, Emmette Bryant and La Rue Martin Jr. distributed turkeys to South Side Chicago families.
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International Goodwill Missions

As part of the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) global mission to give back, a group of Legends and NBRPA staff embark on annual goodwill missions to international destinations, such as Haiti, Panama, South Africa, and China, using basketball as a vehicle to impact children.
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Donate Online

Make your donation online, using your credit card:

Donate by Phone

Make your donation over the phone, using your credit card:
(ask for Bridget Gannon)

Donate by Mail

Checks may be mailed to:

National Basketball Retired Players Association
ATTN: Legends Care/Bridget Gannon
444 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2970
Chicago, IL 60611


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