SHOOTING FOR PEACE is a program spearheaded by global ambassador & former NBA player Jerome “JYD” Williams, and NBA Legends. National events supporting the Chapters of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) bring together local community members, schools, and students, creating memorable experiences and offering educational opportunities through:
Everfi Digital Education: NBRPA chapters strive to “improve literacy rates throughout the world through a digital literacy program and bring unattainable experiences to life”.
Panel Discussion: An open forum discussion for youth and community members with featured speakers from the local community and special celebrity guests.
Poetry-Writing Contest: High school students at participating schools will have the opportunity to tell Basketball Legends what Shooting for Peace means to them by writing a one page poem on the subject and presenting it to the panel for prizes and scholarship donations.
Scholarship Awards: The Shooting For Peace Program has partnered with universities i offering scholarship opportunities to qualifying students who participate in the poetry-writing contest. Each scholarship is valued from $2,000 up to approximately $100,000 (for full tuition and books).
Celebrity Basketball Game: Former NBA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters players take the court with local high school talent, police, celebrities and community members for an afternoon of entertainment, music and amazing skills.
Inspire our youth to unite and reach their greatest potential.