NBA player Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz together with Craig Brown, Director of NBA Basketball Operations for Southeast Asia and Carlo Singson, NBA Philippines Country Manager conducted twin NBA Cares basketball activities with Project Pearls July 30 in Bocaue Bulacan to celebrate NBA Fit Week in the Philippines. The NBA group together with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Stars and Gilas Pilipinas players Ranidel De Ocampo, Beau Belga, and Jayson Castro helped paint murals on the walls of the Project Pearls Learning Center alongside community volunteers. Later, the NBA and PBA players conducted a free basketball clinic for community kids aged 8 to 13 at the PNP Covered Court to inspire the kids and teach them to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. NBA Cares is the league’s global community outreach initiative that addresses important social issues such as education, youth and family development and health and wellness.
Other NBA FIT Week activities include a Gatorade NBA Training Camp on July 29 that gathered elite instructors in basketball, fitness, conditioning, and nutrition who shared the latest techniques with elite Filipino athletes and coaches and an Adi Nation Skills Camp on July 31 for youth varsity players.