SBD Global/August 28, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
The NBA, WNBA Travel To Myanmar To Boost Cultural Ties Through Basketball Initiative
Published August 28, 2012
The NBA and WNBA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, sent Charlotte Bobcats GM Richard Cho, former WNBA player Allison Feaster, L.A. Lakers Assistant Coach Darvin Ham and former NBA player Marty Conlon to Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) on Sunday as sports envoys. Through Friday, the group will conduct basketball clinics and sports sessions to emphasize the importance of academics, cooperation and respect for diversity. In addition, they will give workshops at local schools and sports facilities, and learn about the country's traditional sport Chin Lone (U.S. Department of State).
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