NBRPA Members Give Back in Sandy Hook, Connecticut

July 23, 2013

FORMER NBA STANDOUTS TO GIVE BACK IN SANDY HOOK, CONN. WITH BASKETBALL & LIFE SKILLS CLINIC FOR ELEMENTARY-AGED YOUNGSTERS
Hall of Famer “Tiny” Archibald headlines list of greats giving back in community as it recovers from shooting

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, will host a free youth basketball and life skills clinic for elementary-aged children in Sandy Hook and Newtown, Conn. on August 6, 2013. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Treadwell Park, located at 47 Philo Curtis Road in Sandy Hook, followed by a second session at Dickinson Park located at 50 Elm Drive in Newtown at 1:30 p.m.

Former NBA standout Dwight Davis, the No. 3 overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft, will lead the basketball program for the NBRPA. Davis will be supported by several NBRPA Members, including

  • - Hall of Famer Nate “Tiny” Archibald (6-time NBA All-Star/NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team/NBA Champion)
  • - Dick Barnett (New York Knicks/2-time NBA Champion/Knicks jersey retired in Madison Square Garden)
  • - Hollis Copeland (New York Knicks/Denver Nuggets)
  • - Fred Crawford (New York Knicks/Los Angeles Lakers)
  • - Bob Elliott (New Jersey Nets)
  • - Carl Green (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • - Tom Hoover (New York Knicks)
  • - Charlie Hoxley (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • - Albert King (New Jersey Nets/ACC Player of the Year at Maryland)
  • - Walter McCarty (Boston Celtics/New York Knicks/NCAA Champion at Kentucky)

MEDIA WISHING TO COVER THIS VERY SPECIAL PHILANTHROPIC EVENT SHOULD CONTACT PAUL CORLISS AT 917-621-5744 OR PCORLISS@LEGENDSOFBASKETBALL.COM.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LARGE TV TRUCKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON PROPERTY AT TREADWELL PARK IN SANDY HOOK OR DICKINSON PARK IN NEWTOWN.

“As a non-profit association we strive to use basketball as a vehicle to give back and improve communities,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “The children of Sandy Hook and Newtown have been through much in the past year and we hope our Legends of Basketball can help ease their young minds and put smiles on their faces through a fun, educational day of basketball. On behalf of the NBRPA Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department for allowing us this very special opportunity to give back.”

The August 6 charitable youth basketball and life skills clinic in Sandy Hook and Newtown is sponsored by Lexis Nexis, with support from Newmarket International, Inc., AquaBall, Gatorade, Fairway Market, the National Basketball Association and GRT Mobile Solutions, in partnership with the Newtown Parks & Recreation Department.

Many of the youngsters involved in this very special philanthropic basketball event attended Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, 2012 when a deadly shooting incident took place. The NBRPA recently hosted a similar event for children in Moore, Okla. that were impacted by tornado strikes and hosts dozens of charitable youth basketball and life skills events across the country each year.