Photo of the Week: Basketball Stars Samuel Dalembert and Nykesha Sales Visit Haiti

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 15, 2011
NBA Star Samuel Dalembert and WNBA All-Star Nykesha Sales in Haiti

Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched the Women's World Cup Initiative, and demonstrated the opportunities sports diplomacy presents. This week, NBA Star and Sacramento Kings' center Samuel Dalembert and Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, participated in UNICEF's annual Haitian Children's Week by visiting the University Hospital of Haiti, where they toured the rebuilt nutrition center and visited with children and premature infants. Sales also served as a guest coach for the J'aime Haiti Foundation's basketball tournament to help raise money for children in need. Both athletes led youth and adult basketball clinics and met with underserved youth June 9 through June 14. You can receive the latest sports diplomacy updates via @AnnatState on Twitter.



October 14, 2011

Akmalnizam in Malaysia writes:

We need more celebrities and public figures for this.


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