NBA Launches Basketball Social Project in Rio’s Complexo da Maré

In partnership with the local project "Maré que Transforma" (Tide that Transforms), the Jr. NBA program will offer free basketball classes for over two hundred young underprivileged people in Maré.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jr. NBA project was inaugurated in Rio yesterday, Wednesday, September 6th, at the Complexo da Maré community, in Zona Norte (North Zone). Created by the American National Basketball Association, the initiative hopes to assist the region's young people through free sportive and educational activities.

Conceived by a partnership between NBA, the Inter-American Development Bank and the local project "Maré que Transforma" (Tide that Transforms), Jr. NBA is concerned at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?