Iowa 2nd US State to Proclaim June as NBHHCM 2K11
The State of Iowa and Governor Terry E. Branstad will proclaim this coming June as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) 2K11.
The NBHHCM 2K11 Proclamation will honor the 65th Anniversary (6-6-46 to 6-6-11) date the NBA was founded, the 35th Anniversary (6-17-76 to 6-17-11) date of the NBA/ABA merger of 1976, and the 75th Anniversary-year of basketball becoming an official sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
Iowa will be joining the State of Maryland as the first two US States to proclaim June as NBHHCM 2K11 the first sports-and-music month of observance in American history.
The NBHHCM Foundation is located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Three and half-years ago Barack Obama won the Iowa Caucuses and made a whole generation believe that his bid to be President could be possible. The State of Iowa proclaiming June as NBHHCM might be the spark that makes NBHHCM one of the nations most popular observances in the 12-month calendar.
The NBHHCM Foundation is seeking a Presidential Proclamation for NBHHCM K11 from President Obama who is an avid fan of basketball and has admitted he listens to rap icon Jay-Z.
Obama during his run to be the 44th President of the United States on April 17, 2008 at a Town Hall Meeting in Raleigh, NC made a gesture to "brush his shoulder off " when making comments about his then opponent Hillary Clinton. The move paid homage to Jay-Z and his popular song 'Dirt Off Your Shoulders.'
First Lady Michelle Obama has endorsed NBA FIT- Lets Move in a commercial encouraging youth to get out and play basketball to make themselves more healthy.
The First Lady and her daughters were in attendance at Game-6 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
Craig Robinson the older brother of First Lady Michelle Obama is a former basketball player at Princeton and the current men's basketball coach at Oregon State.
Since 2009 June has been proclaimed as National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month.