NBA and Cavaliers Dedicate Health & Wellness Center

Ribbon cutting at Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center

(CLEVELAND) - As part of the NBA Finals 2018 presented by YouTubeTV, the NBA and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and State Farm, opened a new NBA Cares Health & Wellness Center at Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center this afternoon 

The space includes both a refurbished Health & Wellness Room and a technology room. 

The new spaces will provide youth and families with a safe place to play and resources to help them explore educational interests.

Cavaliers players, coaches and executives, as well as NBA legends and league executives, joined students for various activities and cut the ribbon on their newly transformed spaces, which feature new computers, tablets and other digital tools, furniture, books, a new refrigerator and fitness equipment.  

Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman

Today's event was attended by:

Cleveland Cavaliers players George Hill, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, Jose Calderon, Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic 

Frank Jackson - Mayor of Cleveland 

Adam Silver - NBA Commissioner, 

Mark Tatum - NBA Deputy Commissioner 

Tyronn Lue - Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach 

Len Komoroski - CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena

Koby Altman - Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager

Nic Barlage - Cleveland Cavaliers President of Business Operations 

Cavaliers Legends Campy Russell, Larry Nance, Austin Carr and Jim Chones 

Cuyahoga County Council Vice President Armond Budish 

Cuyahoga County Executive Kevin Kelley 

Ahmad Rashad - Emmy Award-winning Sportscaster & NBA TV Host

Cavaliers Guard Rodney Hood

This marks the 1,175th live, learn or play space created by the NBA family.

Cavs Head Coach Tyronn Lue

(images courtesy WTAM 1100's Ken Robinson)

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