The NABC Foundation Court of Honor Gala was developed to bring recognition to an individual and the game of basketball, while raising awareness and important financial support for the NABC Foundation and its charitable and educational programs.
During the Gala, guests will join the basketball community in presenting the Court of Honor Award. The Award is presented to an individual who has roots in college basketball, values those roots in the game, and has gone on to achieve a distinguished professional career while exhibiting the highest standards of leadership.
Proceeds from the 2017 Court of Honor Gala will help fund the following charitable initiatives:
The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, N.C., propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Through broader facility partnerships, thousands of additional students and community members use the Center as a place to convene, learn, and grow. Founded by Mike Krzyzewski and named in honor of his mother Emily, its mission is to inspire students to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in the community.
USA Basketball, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a non-profit organization and the national governing body for men's and women' sbasketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and licensing, and safety.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization located in Springfield, Mass. The Hall of Fame's mission is "to honor and celebrate basketball's greatest moments and people" via the integrity of the Hall of Fame election process, educational and outreach initiatives, the world's finest sports museum, traveling exhibits that enrich and educate, and worldwide events actively involving all fans. The Hall of Fame's education and outreach initiatives include its Library Pass Program and Sports Management Program.