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The National High School Basketball Association (NHSBA) has received a $10,000 grant from the National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPA).

The NBPA Foundation is working with the NHSBA in support of the TIMEOUT program, which provides adult mentorship and life skills training to young people to help them to make good decisions in life and reach their full potential. Deuntate Copeland, CEO and Executive Director of the NHSBA, stated, “It’s an honor to be receiving a grant from the NBA Players Association Foundation, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our youth that will benefit from this program.”

The National High School Basketball Association is a 501c3 national nonprofit organization founded in 2006 with the purpose of providing youth a safe haven to develop and focus on practical life skills that will guide their path towards graduation from high school, college, or trade school and into a successful adult life.

Board member Dave Meltzer, one of Forbes and Entrepreneur’s top keynote speakers and author of Game-Time Decision Making remarked, “This grant, from a renowned organization like the NBA Players Association Foundation, goes to show how far the NHSBA has come. I’m so thrilled and grateful for this opportunity to impact even more young basketball players and provide them the encouragement to pursue their potential in this sport and beyond.”

Board Member NBA Legend Danny Schayes stated, “It is great to be working with the National Basketball Players Association Foundation advancing life skills and financial literacy for high school players through the National High School Basketball Association. As a former NBPA player representative and now a Board Member of the NHSBA, it is great to see both of these organizations working together to help young players get ahead. Basketball has always provided a pathway to success through discipline and the life lessons learned from competing. It is wonderful to be a part of paying it forward!”

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