December 21, 2016

The NBRPA Atlanta Chapter joined Atlanta police and Morehouse College this past Saturday for a free, day-long summit to address youth concerns. Members of the Atlanta Police Gang Unit and NBRPA Atlanta Chapter members spoke to the kids during several workshops. A celebrity basketball game was held after the workshops, followed by a mini-concert by artist DC Young Fly. In addition to the workshops and celebrity game, the kids were also given tickets to the Atlanta Hawks versus the Charlotte Hornets game.

“We had a lot of fun with the kids and taught them about bullying and why not to bully,” said Theo Ratliff.

Atlanta WXIA-TV coverage can be found at this link.

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.