Steve Nash and Yao Ming Benefit Game to Fund Charitable Groups in China
An inspirational story coming from the sports-world...Steve and Yao
will play a game in Beijing to raise funds for AIDS kids, Special Olympics
and Youth Development. They expect to have a sold-out charity game
with hopes of raising $1,000,000. That's what sports is all about.
On March 12, 2007 the Houston Rockets played in Phoenix (Leandro Barbosa went insane, making 12-18 shots, and Phoenix won by a country mile).
Steve Nash had something on his mind. After the game, he went to talk to Yao Ming about it, in the tunnel under the stands.
The topic? Orphans.
Specifically, Chinese orphans.
Steve Nash is that kind of thoughtful.
And Yao Ming is receptive to that kind of thought. The two decided that night to try to do something to make the world a bit of a better place.
They share the same agency, BDA Sports, so Nash and Yao put the BDA people to work figuring out how best to undertake an ambitious charity project. Many long days of work later, BDA President Bill Duffy, Vice President of Marketing Bill Sanders, Team Yao leader Erik Zhang, and many others have cleared all of the necessary hurdles to create something special.
It's going to happen in a couple of weeks. And here's what it is: On September 14, in Beijing, Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony, Greg Oden, Bonzi Wells, Derek Fisher, Baron Davis, Chuck Hayes, and Leandro Barbosa (all