The Sacramento Kings and the Milwaukee Bucks will be the first NBA teams to participate in events held at correctional facilities as part of the Play For Justice campaign, reported Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
NBA players and coaches will serve as honorary coaches while facilitating discussions with incarcerated individuals.
The Kings will host the first Play For Justice event this Thursday at a prison in Northern California, with the Bucks hosting an event later this month.
The events will culminate with a game in Milwaukee on February 10th.
The campaign's goal is to bring to light stories of redemption and hope, as well as breaking down the stigma associated with individuals in the criminal justice system.
“We’re proud to be the first participant in the Play for Justice initiative, which is shining a bright light on the unique issues facing incarcerated people in communities around the country. Sports franchises have a unique opportunity to bring about positive change, which is why in the past year, the Kings and the Bucks brought together leaders from across two cities to share best practices and find new solutions to social injustices," said Vivek Ranadivé.