Sacramento Kings & Milwaukee Bucks Will Participate In Basketball Games At Prisons

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Sacramento Kings & Milwaukee Bucks Will Participate In Basketball Games At Prisons

 

What has been done by streetball players before, will now be taken over by the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks, who will be the first two NBA teams to participate in basketball games at correctional facilities organized by the Represent Justice Campaign.

The main purpose of these special events is to ‘highlight stories of hope and redemption and combat stigmas associated with people in the criminal justice system’, per Jesse Washington.

NBA players and coaches of the two teams will be ‘honorary coaches’ in the Play For Justice initiative, which will not only include actual basketball games, but also also conversations with the prisoners.

Kings CEO Vivek Ranadive is proud to be part of the initiative.

Per The Undefeated:

 

“We’re proud to be the first participant in the Play for Justice initiative, which is shining a bright light on the unique issues facing incarcerated people in communities around the country. Sports franchises have a unique opportunity to bring about positive change, which is why in the past year, the Kings and the Bucks brought together leaders from across two cities to share best practices and find new solutions to social injustices. This collaboration with Represent Justice is another example of how we can use our platforms for good.”

 

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