December 21, 2016

NBRPA members Mack Calvin and Ralph Sampson helped spread Christmas joy and laughter this holiday season to over 1,000 families at the Special Needs Network Christmas Care Exchange Brunch & Lunch with Santa in Los Angeles.

The holiday celebration included brunch, family resources, games, live music, holiday arts and crafts, and a toy give-away.

Calvin and Sampson helped donate toys for the giveaway and happily met and posed for pictures with many of the families. The event helped serve families with special needs children from disadvantaged backgrounds. All involved had a great time and were happy to help out the families for Christmas.

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.