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The Antetokounmpo brothers’ vision is to provide children coming from low income families with the opportunities they lacked when growing up, and let kids experience the power of sport to change lives.
NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers – widely known as AntetokounBros – have launched AntetokounBros Academy, a program to help boys and girls (aged 10-17) and aspiring coaches (aged 18-25) realize their sporting potential, gain confidence and useful life skills.
AntetokounBros believe that through Academy actions, children will receive inspiration along with skills that will help them build character, learn to work hard, be better teammates, and become the best version of themselves not only on the basketball court but also at home, at school and within the community.
The mission of this program in Greece is to provide access to sport, inspiration through education, and scholarships to open pathways in life.
AntetokounBros Academy is a community program that combines basketball training and educational inspiration aimed at young boys and girls aged 10 to 17 coming from low income families.
The program involves 75 minutes of basketball training twice a week for 100 athletes per year at two training outdoor basketball courts:
Moreover, the program provides up to 12 training positions for junior coaches aged 18 to 25 during the season. The junior coaches will be able to participate in the training sessions of the AntetokounBros Academy under the supervision of the Head Coach Evina Maltsi, an international athlete, who has made history in women’s basketball.
In addition to the core basketball training, the program involves athlete clinics from basketball athletes, tournament events, a series of mentoring workshops, inspirational speeches, and basketball school sessions that athletes and junior coaches will also need to attend as part of their participation.
Season duration: November 2023 – June 2024
“The court where me and my brothers grew up playing on.” said Giannis of this Sepolia court which got a makeover in February 2017 to celebrate the first time that Giannis played for NBA All-Star game.
On the weekend ‘The Greek Freak’ made his All-Star debut, Nike commissioned Greek street artist Same84 to honor the accomplishment by painting the court in his likeness.
Graffiti artist Nique says: “When Nike commissioned me to create a custom painting for the Ellinoroson court, I knew my inspiration was the Antetokounmpo story and a hope that wherever you are, or come from, if you try hard enough you can succeed. This was the concept for my drawing: From nothing to everything”
“The way I work, not a lot of people do. When I’m on the court, I’m going to make sure they know that they didn’t work as hard as me.”
Photo credits to Kevin Couliau
The program by Charles Antetokounmpo Family Foundation is brought to life in collaboration with Nike whose mission is to inspire kids to develop through sport and Eurohoops Organization who run the basketball trainings and overall implementation of the program.
CAFF is a global social impact foundation created by the Antetokounmpo family. At CAFF we believe that Opportunity Fuels Potential and we stand alongside those who lift others up and share generously to improve lives and communities. With support from all of you in our global family, we will open as many doors as we can. Together, there’s no limit to what we can achieve. #FuelOpportunities
For more information: https://caff.foundation/
Nike exists to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Our purpose is to move the world forward through the power of sport – breaking barriers and building community to change the game for all.
From the start, community has been at the core of who we are and what we do. Leveraging the power of sport as a unifying force, we’re committed to helping kids reach their greatest potential and creating more equal playing fields for all. Together with schools and grassroots, national and international organizations around the world, we’re investing in solutions to create lasting change.
For more information, visit purpose.nike.com
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Eurohoops spreads the passion for basketball and sportsmanship, through a combination of online and offline activities. Eurohoops teaches the sport and its principles to kids, molding the next generation in modern and safe sport venues. Designs and implements social awareness programs and high-level events. Backed by eurohoops.net, the largest basketball news website in Europe, educates fair play placing basketball itself in the spotlight.
Eurohoops Organization involves the Eurohoops Academy with director the EuroLeague legend Theodore Papaloukas hosted at Eurohoops Dome, a high-end 3 courts’ basketball arena, safe and equipped with latest technology standards, a premium basketball center for basketball lovers. It is the first SmartCourt arena in Greece, a basketball venue offering premium facilities for lovers of the game. Eurohoops also organizes basketball activations, tournaments, and events. All above are communicated by Eurohoops.net, the biggest European basketball website, operating in 5 languages: English, Greek, Spanish, Russian, and Turkish.
For more information https://organization.eurohoops.net/en/