Native Village Youth and Education News

April 1, 2009 Issue 196 Volume 4

NBA Players Association donates $50K 
to Hopi Foundation
by Rowena Dickerson,
Condensed by Native Village


KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz: During the National Basketball Association All Star weekend in Phoenix, The Hopi Foundation was presented with a donation of $50,000 by the NBA Players Association.

The Hopi Foundation is a private non-profit organization that serves the Hopi people.

William Hunter from the NBPA, said they wanted to honor a Southwest tribal group that is not affiliated with Indian gaming. Of the 22 Indian tribes in Arizona, the Hopi tribe are the only ones without a gaming contract.

Barbara Poley, executive director of The Hopi Foundation, was elated with the generous donation. "We are honored that the NBPA chose our organization to receive this generous gift," she said. "These funds will make a difference in helping to support educational initiatives in our local communities."

Every year the NBPA selects one local charitable group from the host city or state and presents them with a donation. Poley says she is pleased the NBPA learned about the work of The Hopi Foundation and chose to honor them.

"The Hopi Foundation has worked in the Hopi communities for 21 years providing training and education opportunities through our various initiatives. On behalf of our board, staff and our projects, I appreciate the NBPA's confidence in our work," she said.


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