Former NBA player, Adonal Foyle and former player in the WNBA ( Women's NBA ), Ruth Riley, visited Monday January 27, Palace of Sports Juan Navarro, where we chatted and played basketball with the players of Barça CBS. The two athletes in the NBA come to town invited by the U.S. Consulate General in the context of sports diplomacy program Sports Envoy Office
The purpose of the meeting, given the strong profile of solidarity and social commitment of the two figures in the NBA, is to convey to young people the values associated with sport as teamwork, social cohesion, intercultural dialogue or leadership. In addition, all boys and girls who participate will have the opportunity to play basketball with two stars of the American League.
Ruth Riley (28 August 1979) is born in Kansas but grew up in the state of Indiana. From 2001 to the present teams played Miami Sun, Detroit Shock, San Antonio Silver Stars, and Atlanta Dream Chicago Sky. In addition, Riley has also played in leagues brief periods Spanish, Polish and Greek. Degree in Psychology from Notre Dame University. In addition to his role as a basketball player (who has been winning the WNBA and was twice gold medalist at the 2004 Olympics), has always been closely linked to charitable causes and educational campaigns. So is the campaign spokesperson for the United Nations' Nothing But Nets 'to prevent malaria. He has also written children's books The Spirit of Basketball , while supporting various campaigns against AIDS. Adonal Foyle (9 March 1975) played for 13 seasons in the NBA: the first 10 with the Golden State Warriors and the last three with the Orlando Magic. He is currently founder and president of two nonprofit organizations: Kerosene Lamp, dedicated to helping young people at risk of social exclusion, and Democracy Matters, which promotes an active role of young people in politics. He recently published illustrated book for children Too-Tall Foyle Finds His Game , based on life experience.
Adonal Foyle grew up in the Caribbean country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where he started playing basketball when he was 15 years old. His desire to pursue higher education in the U.S. and led him into the NBA. He defines it as a combination of ambition, effort and a little luck. Having grown up in a disadvantaged environment, it is crucial influence on his world view and outside the basketball court is an activist with a great sense of obligation to the rest of society in particular towards young people. Although he had left the university when he entered the NBA in 1999, he graduated cum laude in History and a master's in sports psychology John F. Kennedy University.