– Sim Bhullar will visit Mumbai, Noida, Amritsar and Chandigarh to inspire and coach Indian youth –
– Will tip off first Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Elite National Camp in Greater Noida on May 4 –
MUMBAI, Apr. 27, 2015 – Sim Bhullar, who on April 7 became the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, will visit India May 2-7 to promote the growth of basketball and inspire children to stay active and healthy by playing the game. The 7’5” center will help train the top 140 youth from across India who participated in the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, the NBA’s premier grassroots event.
“I am very excited to travel to India to see firsthand how basketball’s popularity has grown and to meet young basketball players across the country,” said Bhullar. “Hopefully sharing my story will help inspire young Indians to pursue their dreams on and off the court, just as I have.”
The 22-year-old Bhullar will first travel to Mumbai on May 2 to interact with fans, tour the city and appear on Sony SIX’s IPL Extra Innings show on Sunday, May 3. Bhullar will then travel to Noida to inaugurate the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Elite National Camp on May 4. On May 5, Bhullar will travel to Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple and Pingalwara, a home for individuals suffering from incurable and terminal diseases, to which Bhullar’s family will make a contribution. On May 6, he will visit Chandigarh to conduct a Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA clinic for 150 children at New Public School. Bhullar will then return to Noida on May 7 to celebrate the final day of the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Elite National Camp.
The inaugural Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Elite National Camp, which consists of skills training, competitions, games, fitness training and team building exercises, will be held in Noida May 4-7. The camp is the culmination of the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.