At midday on Monday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism made several youth basketball commitments public.
As part of two preparation meetings between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks, which will be played on October 6 and 8 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) communicated on Monday on the events that are planned as part of this basketball week. The NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks will be played as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 20
These two games are a part of an unprecedented multi-year collaboration between the American League and the emirate. This partnership led to the launch of the first Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League at the beginning of the year, which is a youth basketball league for 450 boys and girls aged 11–14 who attend schools in Abu Dhabi.
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As part of this series of programs for young people, the NBA will also organize basketball showcases, training camps, Make-a-Wish experiences, and internships to become coaches provided by NBA coaches (Joe Prunty and Mike Longabardi of the Hawks as well as Mike Dunlap and Vince Legarza of the Bucks), and workshops at schools across the city featuring NBA legend Dominique Wilkins and WNBA legend Ticha Penicheiro. Make-a-Wish is an organization that grants wishes to children
The week of activities, which will include the league’s first Jr. NBA Week in the Middle East, will run from Monday, October 3, to Sunday, October 9, and will reach nearly 2,000 basketball players, coaches, and stakeholders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Middle East, and Europe. The activities will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Middle East, and Europe.