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HOUSTON NBA LEGENDS TO MAKE A SPLASH!

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) – Houston Chapter and the Project WET Foundation have partnered on an exciting initiative with Tekoa Charter School and Texas Southern University (TSU). The Make a Splash Water Festival will be held on the campus of TSU on February 29, 2012. More than 100 children, 20 NBA Legends, several water-education experts, and a few surprise guests will be participating in the event.

Based on the award winning Project WET curriculum used at thousands of schools, the Make a Splash Water Festival will provide a solid educational framework for teachers and students. While grounded in water science principles, the water festival also promotes a multidisciplinary approach to learning by incorporating social studies, geography, language arts, fine art and history.

This event will be a powerful vehicle for teaching school-age children fundamental water concepts in a fun and hands-on way. Designed to meet the unique needs of the community where it will be held, the festival strives to foster awareness of, and respect for, water resources and encourages a personal, lifelong commitment of responsibility and positive community participation.

About NBRPA-Houston Chapter: A non-profit organization comprised of former professional basketball players committed to developing and utilizing their community stature to support and participate in socially responsible initiatives that focus on, but are not limited to, education, health and children’s causes. Learn more at www.nbrpahouston.org.

Contact: Zohra Zori

Senior Vice President

CJ & Associates

zohra@cjandassociates.com

About Project WET: Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation, an award-winning U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has dedicated itself to the mission of reaching children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 55 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.projectwet.org.

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