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Giants of Africa by Masai Ujiri to build 100 basketball courts in Africa | NBA.com Canada


Civic engagement

On September 15, Masai Ujiri and Giants of Africa announced a “100-court multi-year investment in basketball infrastructure across Africa.”

Called “Built Within”, the initiative will build and renovate more than 10 new courts in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso over the next three months. The remaining locations, which will be “strategically located in underserved communities,” will be revealed in the coming years.

“Since we started investing in the future of sport in Africa over the past two decades, it has become clear that camps and programs are not enough to create long-term opportunities for growth in sport. Said Ujiri, president of Giants of Africa in addition to being vice president and president of the Toronto Raptors. “These public spaces have the power to unite communities, build unity and improve the quality of life for all.”

“Sport is one of the best ways to help our young people reach their goals and I look forward to hearing the stories of the thousands of young people who will be able to use these fields to help strengthen their communities over the next ten years. . years and beyond, ”Ujiri continued.

According to the press release, each pitch unveiling will include “remarks from community leaders and the youth who will use the grounds, a welcome from local dignitaries, a motivational speaker and free basketball equipment for staff and youth. participants provided by Nike “. Additionally, NBA coaches and staff will be hosting a basketball clinic to wrap up each event.

For more information on the initiative and to follow the unveiling of each short, join the Giants of Africa online community at www.GiantsofAfrica.org or follow @GiantsofAfrica and #BuiltwithinTour on Instagram.