Friday, June 03, 2005

NBA supports youth basketball

NBA Supports Cape Flats Youth

At a Saturday morning event coordinated by the Public Affairs Section in Cape Town on March 20th, Consul General Moosa Valli presented basketballs and volleyballs to the Western Cape Basketball Association.

Attending the WCBA's regional tournament of under-18 basketball teams held at the University of Cape Town, the Consul General presented the balls on behalf of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to WCBA Development Officer, Randall Benjamin. The balls were donated through the efforts of former NBA star Bob Lanier, who conducted a youth basketball clinic at Mew Way Centre in Khayelitsha in late 2003. According to Mr. Benjamin, the balls will be used by its youth program in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town