Legacy project announced for the 2021 NBA All-Star game in Indianapolis

All-Star 2021 legacy project announcement. (WTHR Staff)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee announced $1 million to fund legacy projects for youth-serving nonprofits across Indiana.

The program will provide grants up to $50,000 for projects that will help with health and fitness. Those will include basketball courts and playgrounds or STEM labs and reading centers.

“With the goal of creating a lasting impact well beyond NBA All-Star 2021, we aim to improve the lives of youth across the entire state with these 21 Legacy Grants and Rising Stars,” said Rick Fuson, Founding Chairman, All-Star Board of Directors and President and Chief Operating Officer, PS&E. “Not only do we grow basketball here, we grow community here too.”

Youth-serving nonprofits have until December 31, 2019 to apply for these grants via the Sports Exchange managed by Indiana Sports Corporation. Grantees must work toward intended project completion prior to NBA All-Star 2021 weekend and demonstrate long-term sustainability. Grantees will be publicly announced after NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.

The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Feb. 14, 2021.

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