ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
WHAT: USO brings NBA and WNBA Legends to base in Southwest Asia as part of the NBA Cares Hoops for Troops program. Legends to coach service members in basketball game, participate in an immersive USO tour experience, and attend USO NBA Finals party with service members and a live look-in to be broadcast during Game 4 on Friday, June 8.
WHO: NBA Legend Kevin Martin
WNBA Legend Ruthie Bolton
Coach Monty Williams
WHEN: June - NBA Finals 2018 presented by YouTubeTV
WHERE: For security reasons, specific locations within Southwest Asia cannot be released at this time.
WHY: The NBA Cares Hoops for Troops initiative is dedicated to honoring service members and their families, and working together to strengthen communities. By partnering with the USO, the NBA supports and participates in morale-boosting trips overseas to serve the USO's mission of strengthening service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country.
Attributed to Todd Jacobson, NBA SVP of Social Responsibility:
"The NBA is proud to build on our longstanding partnership with the USO. We are honored to take part in the visit to Kuwait and bring the excitement of NBA Finals 2018 to our servicemen and women who sacrifice so much for all of us back home."
Attributed to Lorie Hennessey, USO SVP of Entertainment:
"The USO has worked with the NBA, and specifically the Hoops for Troops program, for years, and service members really look forward to the NBA tours. We are bringing a piece of the NBA Finals to them while they are serving overseas, and this is just one example of how the USO is delivering on our mission to keep service members connected to family, home and country."
About the USO:
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President's Circle Partners: AT&T, Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, The Boeing Company, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL, Southern New Hampshire University and Four-Star Partners: Altria, BBMC Mortgage, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Prudential, Target, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.