NBHHCM Seeking Obama Proclamation for US Olympic Basketball Week
The NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation will be seeking a Presidential Proclamation from President Barack Obama honoring the 75th Anniversary of the first-ever U.S. Olympic Basketball team.
The 14-member U.S. Olympic Team won the first-ever gold medal for basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. They defeated the Canadian National Team 19-8 to win the gold. The 11-point margin of victory during the 75th Anniversary-year in the year 2011 adds more mystic to the celebration.
The 1936 Summer Olympic Games were dominated by the 4-gold medal performance of American track-star Jesse Owens. His legacy remains as one of the most outstanding feats in Olympic Games history 75-years later.
The NBHHCM Foundation will propose that August 7-14, 2011 be proclaimed by President Barack Obama as National U.S. Olympic Basketball Week to honor the 75th Anniversary of Team USA's Olympic Gold Medal and the original 14-member team.
The Presidential Proclamation by President Obama for National U.S. Olympic Basketball Week will be a special time for all Americans to reflect on the history of Olympic Basketball in our country and celebrate the achievement of those who were pioneers to the sport and the global effect that the game has today, says NBHHCM Foundation founder Derrick E. Vaughan.
The 14-member Team U.S.A. Olympic 75th Anniversary Basketball Team:
Sam Balter, Ralph Bishop, Joe Fortenberry, Tex Gibbons, Francis Johnson, Carl Knowles, Frank Lubin, Art Mollner, Donald Piper, Jack Ragland, Willard Schmidt, Carl Shy, Duane Swanson, and Bill Wheatley.
August 7, 2011 to August 14, 2011, National U.S. Olympic Basketball Week.