Minnesota Timberwolves guard Corey Brewer heads to Asia for the NBA Without Borders Asia Program. Brewer will join fellow NBA players Al Horford, Trevor Ariza, Taj Gibson and Francisco Garcia as headlining players at the camp.
Basketball without Borders (BWB) Asia will be held in Singapore this summer from June 28 through July 1. The four-day camp will unite 50 top young basketball players from 22 countries across Asia to promote basketball and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. The campers will be selected by the NBA, FIBA and participating federations, including the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS), and will come together to train under NBA players and coaches, and compete against their peers. The camp will conclude with a BWB All-Star game on July 1 at the Singapore Sports School.
The program will tip-off with the NBA players leading a Special Olympics basketball clinic at the Singapore American School on June 28. Special Olympics athletes from across the region will have a chance to compete in fun skill games and to showcase their dribbling, passing and shooting skills. In partnership with Jamiyah Singapore, the NBA group will visit the Darul Ma’wa (Jamiyah Children’s Home), a voluntary welfare organization that provides holistic residential care for orphans and children in need, on June 29. The players will spend time with the children and host a variety of activities including reading books and playing games. The BWB community outreach program will culminate on 30 June with an NBA FIT clinic for youths-at-risk at the Singapore American School, hosted in partnership with YMCA Singapore.
Current current and former NBA coaches will be assisting with this edition of BWB Asia, including coaching legend Gene Keady, Bob McAdoo (Miami Heat), Don Newman (San Antonio Spurs), and Joe Wolf (Milwaukee Bucks.)