Nigerian NBA Star Gets ₦112million Funds for Basketball Development

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) have named the winners of their most recent matching awards, which together total $50,000. This sum equals the $25,000 promise made by Nigerian professional basketball player and NBPA member Precious Achiuwa.

In 2021, he founded What If Unlimited in the US with the intention of honouring his Nigerian roots while also giving back to the communities in which he has lived and performed.

Achiuwa and What If Unlimited have returned to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, for youth camps and community development projects this summer.

Achiuwa has recently founded a new Nigerian NGO, What If Youth & Women Empowerment Initiative, in an effort to increase his level of community involvement in that country.

The What If Youth & Women Empowerment initiative, which focuses on granting access to youth sports, financial literacy, and career development, would get a boost from the grant money.

Through continuing in-country initiatives for women and children, the Nigerian extension will give Achiuwa a way to increase the effect of his work in Africa and give him access to particular financing options located in Africa, like grants like these.

Through a 3x grant multiplier structure, USADF and the NBPA Foundation will fund community-led initiatives as part of their partnership with Achiuwa.

By means of this arrangement, the NBPA Foundation and USADF will each donate $25,000 to What If Youth & Women Empowerment, matching Achiuwa’s initial donation of $25,000. T

This results in a combined investment of $75,000 for the organization.

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