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Legends of Basketball To Give Back To The Community

By Distributing Thanksgiving Dinners To Needy Families In NYC

Hall of famer Nate “Tiny” Archibald and other former NBA players to team up with congressman Charles Rangel, the Teddy Atlas Foundation, the Our Children Foundation and other organizations to make it a Happy Thanksgiving for many families.

New York – The New York chapter of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, will be distributing Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in NYC from Friday, November 22 through Wednesday, November 27. Families will receive a complete Thanksgiving meal to make this a happy Thanksgiving.

Former NBA players including Hall of Famer Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Albert King, Tom Hoover, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Fred Crawford, Carl Green (Harlem Globetrotters), Steve Burtt, and Cal Ramsey are among the former players expected to participate.

Tom Hoover, President of the NY chapter of the NBRPA, said, “We are dedicated to helping people who are suffering through hard times. We are always present in the community with fundraisers, clinics, and “stop the violence” and mentoring programs. And now, what better time to help the community than on Thanksgiving, a day that’s all about family and being thankful for what we have. Our members want to make sure that everyone has a happy holiday. I want to thank all of our partner organizations for their cooperation in this effort.”

The NY chapter of the NBRPA distributed over 2,000 turkeys, with all the trimmings, every year for the past three years, working with different community-based organizations and churches.

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