27 October 2021
The NBA and SLAM International have announced a collaboration to host a series of basketball activities for students attending SLAM institutions and events. This makes SLAM International an Official Partner of the NBA in Spain.
SLAM and the NBA jointly organize camps that teach the fundamentals of sport and will launch the “NBA SLAM Cup”, a 3×3 tournament for 11-18 year olds.
All events will take place at the facilities of and on the SLAM SCHOOL campus, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, which is considered a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Upcoming camps will start in the summer of 2022.
The collaboration will also include face-to-face and virtual lectures covering a variety of topics, including basketball, nutrition and sports business development. SLAM and the NBA will announce the full schedule of activities at a later date.
“We are excited to partner with the SLAM School, which shares our dedication to teaching young people through the values of leadership, teamwork and a healthy and active lifestyle,” said the Director of NBA Spain, Chus Bueno. “We are looking forward to working with SLAM to build a program that develops students as players and people as part of the SLAM School curriculum.”
“Together with the NBA we want to develop a reference for schools in the preparation of high performance basketball talent for young people,” commented the co-founder and CEO of SLAM Universities, Juan Antonio Perteguer and the Global Head of SLAM Universities, Enrique Martin.