SBD Global/July 10, 2012/People and Pop Culture
NBA's Raja Bell Traveling To India For Basketball Challenges, Clinics
NBA player RAJA BELL will travel to India from July 12-17 to participate in a series of basketball events in Delhi to grow basketball and the popularity of the NBA. On July 14, Bell will attend the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Skills Challenge Finals at Thyagaraj Stadium. The school-based program has taught basketball to approximately 10,000 students and 800 coaches in five Indian cities. Bell will also conduct an NBA Cares clinic at Thyagaraj Stadium on the same day in conjunction with Love in Action -- a New Delhi-based NGO, which uses the sport of basketball to provide life-skills education to children from slums in East Delhi. On July 15, Bell will conduct a clinic for select Mahindra NBA Challenge participants, the largest community league in India, at DPS Vasant Kunj. And on July 16-17 he will train with India's Senior Men's and U18 Men's National Basketball Teams at the IG Stadium in Delhi. Furthermore, Bell will interact with the NBA's growing fan base in the market (NBA).
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