The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee is set to make what it is calling a major announcement Thursday in Indianapolis. Committee officials will unveil the grant recipients of the $1 million statewide legacy initiative.
The legacy initiative was first announced in October. As part of the effort, grant funding of up to $50,000 will be awarded for 21 brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects focusing on health and wellness or education. Additionally, the initiative will identify 21 high school students, who will be named Rising Stars and serve as honorary chairs of the legacy project in their areas.
The host committee says representatives from 21 statewide nonprofits will be on hand for the announcement, in addition to NBA Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility Todd Jacobson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Rick Fuson and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, among others.
The announcement will take place at the Concord Neighborhood Center in downtown Indianapolis. Inside INdiana Business will have more on the announcement as it becomes available.
Additionally, Rick Fuson will appear this weekend on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick to talk more about the initiative.
Indianapolis was named as the host of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in December 2017. A little over a year ago, officials announced the first All-Star initiative, called “Nothing But Knit.” Fuson joined Gerry Dick in Studio (i) to give details on that effort: