Students at Eastridge Elementary School will receive something extra in their backpacks this year. As part of a multi-year program implemented by Blessings in a Backpack, a national child hunger relief non-profit, students at Eastridge will receive nutritious food every weekend throughout the entire school year. To celebrate the program, sponsored by Nene and Lauren Hilario, students got to hear firsthand from the NBA Star at the school visit. Read the rest of this entry »
A star player with the Chicago Bulls on a mission to stop the violence in the city he now calls home.
For nearly five years, Joakim Noah has teamed up with his mom to roll out anti-violence programs on Chicago’s South and West Sides. Those programs have impacted the lives of nearly 1,000 kids, including dozens earlier this week.
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The Phoenix Suns will induct two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Steve Nash, into the Suns Ring of Honor on Friday, October 30, at halftime of the Suns-Portland Trail Blazers game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Video of Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver, discussing the decision to induct Steve Nash into the Ring of Honor, what Nash means to the Suns franchise, and what fans can expect on October 30, can be downloaded via the following link: Robert Sarver Video Read the rest of this entry »
Until a decade ago, the history of hurricanes in New Orleans had been one of near-misses and good fortune, strokes of luck preserving a water-surrounded city that rests almost entirely below sea level. Hurricane Betsy brought 10-foot storm surges in 1965, flooding most of the city, killing 76 people and causing more than $1 billion in damages. But in the four decades after, many a hurricane — Camille, Juan, Andrew, Georges — ravaged the region but not the Crescent City. Read the rest of this entry »
With the first day of school right around the corner, several NBA players have been making sure children in the city they play in, are properly prepared. John Wall, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge have each provided school supplies to dozens of children and in Chicago, Joakim Noah recently hosted his own back to school event. Read the rest of this entry »
There is something to be said for rising to the moment.
We all have those points in our lives where we know that we have to step up. It can be small- one more minute on the treadmill, one more rep, one more lap. It can be big- a presentation to a boardroom, a deadline on a particular assignment. That feeling of accomplishment makes it all worth it, and whether we succeed or fail we know that the moment brought out the best in us. You learn from the failure or advance through the success, preparing for that next moment. Read the rest of this entry »
Featuring a total of 34 players, including 26 players on the National Team roster and eight players who are new additions to the 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team, USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced the roster of players expected to attend the Aug. 11-13 USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »
Babe Ruth struck out in his first at-bat. So did Ted Williams. And now so has Trayce Thompson, whose Major League debut Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter for the Chicago White Sox lasted four pitches, produced a skidload of memories and paid off on a lifetime of work, focus and dreams. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Monday (August 3) that Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs will headline NBA 3X Philippines 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 28 to 30.
Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the event features a 3-on-3 competition, a slam dunk contest, 3-point shootouts, skills challenges, and autograph sessions amongst others. Read the rest of this entry »
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is featured in a new anti-violence public service announcement for “Rock Your Drop,” a campaign by the Noah’s Arc Foundation.
The campaign urges Chicagoans “to bring peace, unity, and positive change” to the city, as Noah wrote on Twitter to share the PSA on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »