Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

Willie O’Ree, the National Hockey League’s first player of African descent, helped to launch a week-long celebration marking the 60th anniversary of his history-making debut. Appearing over the weekend at the Willie O’Ree Invitational Tournament, hosted by SCORE Boston Youth Hockey at Ulin Memorial Rink in a suburb of Boston, the Boston Bruin legend was greeted warmly by girls and boys … Continue reading Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, recently called for a meeting to decide on the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. “This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by … Continue reading In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

This year, Human Rights Day signaled the launching of a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, … Continue reading Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

Africa’s top prospects tour Europe, showcase NBA’s commitment to elite student-athletes

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc_ANdFh8eg/?taken-by=nbaacademy A talented team of prospects from NBA Academy Africa recently concluded a tour of Europe, spending time in Paris and Prague. Participating in training sessions, playing games against local teams, and visiting cultural sites and attractions, the tour showcased the National Basketball Association’s and SEED Project’s (Sports for Education and Economic Development, a non-profit organization based in Thies, Senegal) commitment … Continue reading Africa’s top prospects tour Europe, showcase NBA’s commitment to elite student-athletes

United Soccer Coaches to convene in Pennsylvania next month, generate millions for Philadelphia

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcvP_HWHLux/?taken-by=unitedsoccercoaches The world’s soccer community will convene under one roof at the Pennsylvania Convention Center next month in Philadelphia for the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention. Representing every aspect of the game, coaches, administrators, executives, players, presenters, media, referees, and fans participate in five days of soccer coaching education and networking with some the sport’s icons … Continue reading United Soccer Coaches to convene in Pennsylvania next month, generate millions for Philadelphia

Philadelphian brings more ‘Unity in the Community’ during the holidays with NBA’s Ben Simmons

South Philly native, Anton Moore, and the NBA’s and Philadelphia 76ers’ rising star, Ben Simmons, connected recently to assist those in need and spread some holiday cheer. “We worked on this for three weeks and we had to keep it a secret from the families until the day of the event,” Moore said of the four families taken on a “surprise shopping spree … Continue reading Philadelphian brings more ‘Unity in the Community’ during the holidays with NBA’s Ben Simmons

Three-Time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and WNBA Champion Candace Parker help launch Jr. NBA World Championship

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc2k2_pBWc9/?taken-by=jrnba Announcing the first-of- its kind global youth basketball tournament, Jr. NBA World Championship, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has once again set a global standard. This time in youth basketball development. “We are extremely excited to announce the Jr. NBA World Championship, a global competition that will unify our youth basketball communities from around the world on … Continue reading Three-Time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and WNBA Champion Candace Parker help launch Jr. NBA World Championship