NBPA, LA84 Announce 50K in Grants to Refurbish Local Basketball Courts

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The National Basketball Players Association Foundation and the LA84 Foundation have announced that they are issuing a request for proposals to refurbish local basketball courts in underserved communities in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

The NBPA Foundation said the $150,000 of grants are part of the legacy of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

“We are excited to be working with the LA84 Foundation and local partners across the city to create amazing places to play for the children of Los Angeles,” said Sherrie Deans, executive director of the NBPA Foundation.

Los Angeles Laker Kyle Kuzma is featured in a video that promotes the launch of the RFP.

 “I am happy to be a part of this announcement and to let people know about the opportunity to improve their local basketball courts with the help of the NBPA Foundation and the LA84 Foundation,” Kuzma said.

The organizations said that opportunities to play basketball are often based on family income and zip-code, or a “pay equity” gap that the grants are aimed to help narrow.