Former US President Obama joins NBA Africa as partner
The NBA announced on Tuesday that former US President Barack Obama has joined the NBA Africa as a strategic partner, boosting social responsibility activities across the continent.
Obama will support initiatives and partnerships that promote economic equality and participation for women.
According to the league, Obama will own a tiny interest in the new company, which he plans to utilize to finance Obama Foundation youth and leadership initiatives across Africa over time. NBA Africa manages the league’s operations in Africa, increasing market recognition and interaction with fans while also boosting the game’s social responsibility programs.
The NBA has always been a great ambassador for the United States—using the game to create deeper connections around the world, and in Africa, basketball has the power to promote opportunity, wellness, equality, and empowerment across the continent,” Obama said in a statement. By investing in communities, promoting gender equality, and cultivating the love of the game of basketball, I believe that NBA Africa can make a difference for so many of Africa’s young people.
I’ve been impressed by the league’s commitment to Africa, including the leadership shown by so many African players who want to give back to their own countries and communities. That’s why I’m proud to join the team at NBA Africa and look forward to a partnership that benefits the youth of so many countries.