NBPA Partners with the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase

NBPA Partners with the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase

Partnership to Support Prospective Union Members 

NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2020 -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is proud to announce a partnership with the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase as part of a continued effort to support the development of prospective union members. As part of the partnership, the NBPA will have a presence at 2020 Metro Classic events and will work with participating players to help them better understand the life of a professional athlete.

Since 2013, the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase has brought together high profile national and regional high school basketball teams to compete and provide a framework for giving back to the community. The Metro Classic is designed to utilize basketball as an agent for community involvement and has featured a number of current NBA standouts including RJ Barrett, D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons, and Karl-Anthony Towns among others.

Over the years, the Metro Classic sponsors and teams have touched the lives of many by donating their time and funds to outstanding community service organizations such as Warfighter Sports, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County, Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Collegiate Scholarship Fund, and the Neonatal Unit of the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

The charitable beneficiary for the 2020 Metro Classic is the People’s Pantry of Ocean County, a community-based food bank serving over 20,000 Ocean County residents struggling with food insecurity.

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