2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
USA National Team player DeAndre Jordan poses for a picture with a member of the U.S. military during USA Basketball's Hoops For Troops program at the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase.
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Building off the successful NBA Cares and USA Basketballís Hoops for Troops program, the National Basketball Association (NBA), USA Basketball and the Department of Defense (DoD) announced today a comprehensive partnership for a robust commitment to service. Using the sport of basketball, the partnership will support local communities and hundreds of thousands of active and retired armed forces members and their families each year. The program will focus on four pillars Ė Transition, Community, Leadership and Health Ė and feature a full schedule of events across the country including USO Tours with legends of the game, exhibition games, clinics, open practices, speaking engagements, meet-and-greets, game tickets and more. A key component of the program will be working with thousands of service members returning from overseas duty to provide them with the tools and skills needed to transition from military to civilian life - preparing for a new career after their military service ends. To assist with this effort, the NBA and its teams, in conjunction with the DoD, will host job fairs, networking events and leadership conferences with NBA owners, executives and coaches and Pentagon leadership.

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