We are proud to be working with the NBRPA to raise prostate cancer awareness and we hope that more men will seek routine prostate cancer screenings as a result," said Sean Cavanaugh, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at CTCA Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The partnership officially launches today with a press conference during the NBRPA annual Legends World Sports Conference in Las Vegas.
About the NBRPA The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA.
The members of the NBRPA LV Chapter and other delegation will visit schools, orphanages and governmental agencies during the five-day agenda.
The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson.
The NBRPA is excited about its partnership with the NABC's most recent project, the Mentors Circle within the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Mentors Circle and the partnership with the NBRPA underscore the recognition of those player/coach relationships from many of the most outstanding players ever in the game of basketball," said Jim Haney, NABC Executive Director.
The NBRPA contribution to Playing for Peace, a unique and widely recognized non-profit that utilizes basketball to unite and educate young people in divided communities, is providing sponsorship of "Legends of Basketball -- Playing for Peace Fellowship" in Durban, South Africa.
Through the creation of the Fellowship, the NBRPA is helping to use the best values of basketball to inspire, educate and unite thousands of children in South Africa, said Brendan Tuohey, Playing for Peace Executive Director.
In support of its College Bound Program, the NBRPA awarded funding (for the second year) to New Heights Youth, a non-profit that targets promising, vulnerable young athletes from areas in New York.
In recognition of homeless awareness education, the NBRPA donated to HEAR US, a Naperville, Ill.