The Jr. NBA is about to be, as the kids say, lit. Sponsored by Under Armour, the NBA’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls ages 6-14 is kicking off an epic inaugural week from Oct. 19 to 26.
“This weeklong celebration of our game’s youngest participants is the perfect way to tip off our expanded Jr. NBA efforts,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a press release. “And I look forward to working with the Jr. NBA Leadership Council to support these programs together with our teams, our partners and the youth basketball community.”
The NBA and Under Armour will host more than 100 national launch events in Baltimore, Lexington, Ky., New York, Phoenix and San Antonio, for more than 100 events its inaugural week. The Jr. NBA has even established a Leadership Council to help youngsters get in the game, from actor Michael B. Jordan to songstress Zendaya and esteemed filmmaker, Spike Lee.
For more info on events and full council lineup, head to JrNBA.com.