March 3, 2016

During All Star Weekend in Toronto, Canada the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, partnered with Athletes in Action Canada to host a very special Saturday morning All Star Breakfast.The event honored Hall of Fame referee Dick Bavetta with the Jerry Coangelo award and former player Dell Curry with the Bobby Jones award. Dick was joined with his lovely wife Paulette Bavetta while Dell was joined by his family, including wife Sonya and sons Steph and Seth.Special recognition was given to all NBRPA members who attended the breakfast and during a lighthearted moment of his speech, Bavetta specifically pointed out NBRPA Vegas Chapter President Jerome Williams and NBRPA board member LaRue Martin Jr. for their history of giving him a hard time when he refereed their games.An amazing time was held by all hearing stories of faith, leadership and character from some of basketball's most influential people and see some of the highlights from this great event.

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 & 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., Dave Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.


About Athletes in Action

Athletes in Action (AIA) is a division of Power to Change Ministries that focuses on the domain of sport. Athletes In Action is committed to using the language of sport to communicate the most