According to PR Newswire, Hoops for St. Jude Week™ focuses on the work and successes of St. Jude through online, social media and in-game promotions. NBA players and coaches alike, who regular visit and contribute to St. Jude, will become St. Jude ambassadors. As ambassadors, they will use their social media handles, as well as make appearances and conduct interviews to raise awareness of the hospital. NBA coaches and sports broadcasters will wear St. Jude lapel pins to show their support during games.
Ambassadors for the 2015 Hoops for St. Jude Week are:
- Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
- Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
- Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls
- David Lee, Golden State Warriors
- Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
- Coach Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans
“The support of the entire NBA family means the world to everyone at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – whether players and coaches are visiting with patients or the team and NBA leadership are working to raise awareness of our work; this is a truly amazing partnership,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The support from campaigns like Hoops for St. Jude Week makes sure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
This is amazing that so many NBA players are involved with St. Jude, and making an impact on these children’s lives. For more information, visit stjude.org/hoops.
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