NBA and L.A. Lakers to unveil Reading & Learning Center

WHO:                    David Stern – NBA Commissioner
Jeanie Buss – Lakers Executive Vice President, Business Operations
Derek Fisher – Lakers guard
Sasha Vujacic– Lakers guard
Sun Yue – Lakers guard
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Hall of Famer
James Worthy – Hall of Famer
Bob Lanier – Hall of Famer
Robert Horry – Former NBA player
Ahmad Rashad – Host of NBA TV’s Fan Night
Jerome Miller – Vice President, Social Responsibility and Diversity, Toyota
Nancy Keith Kelly – Director, Influencer & Community Relations, HP
Richard Hugues – President of the Board, Salesian Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles

WHAT:               As part of the 2009 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a new Reading & Learning Center at the Salesian Family Youth Center on Friday, June 5.  The Center, renovated by NBA Cares, Toyota, HP, and the Lakers, will provide members of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles with a safe place to explore their educational interests.

Lakers players including Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic, and Sun Yue will be on hand to help unveil the transformed space which will include a library stocked with new books and a renovated technology center outfitted with brand-new HP Tablet PCs, an HP PhotoSmart All in One printer, and presentation equipment.  The center will also feature new couches, tables, cabinets, desks, chairs and bookcases.

WHERE:                Salesian Family Youth Center
2228 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHEN:                  Friday, June 5
2:00 p.m.

CONTACT:            Madeline Wehle – NBA, (646) 872-8640 or
Jon Hammond – NBA, (917) 856-0206 or


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