Warren LeGarie, founder and main face of the NBA Summer League, found in Costa Rica the ideal place to carry out a project of social good in basketball: the American is in Nicoya, where with a millionaire donation It will serve the lovers of this discipline in Guanacaste so that they can continue to grow and aim for the sport as the best escape in leisure time.
The businessman will give 5,000 dollars a month indefinitely for the growth of this discipline in the Guanacaste city. Besides, also will contribute with five scholarships that will include study, residence and nutrition for low-income players who need this help and have to settle in Nicoya and thus they do not have to move from very distant places.
Warren LeGarie himself was with a large part of the beneficiaries of this donation, the American millionaire was present at the gymnasium of the San Ambrosio Catholic Educational Center where he gave a few words to the attendees so that they are motivated in the face of what comes after the donation.
“This is a small part of what we hope to do in Guanacaste for the development of basketball”, were one of the words of the 69-year-old American about what he found in Costa Rica and why he decided to stay in the country.
“The first time I came was 28 years ago, each year it is closer to my heart, I find a life here, many friends, a pure life environment that does not exist in other parts of the world, it is better to be here than in San Francisco … I think many people in the United States think that Costa Rica is just soccer, there is a lot to develop here“Warren LeGarie said in an exclusive interview with ESPN.
WHAT IS THE NBA SUMMER LEAGUE
NBA Summer League It is a competition organized by the American Basketball League prior to the start of the league, mainly Players with less than four years of experience are present, it also works so that the new stars who were chosen in the Draft meet for the first time with their teams.
Since 2004, NBA Summer League takes place in Las Vegas and it has become a popular event among all basketball lovers.