The Shooting For Peace movement took the Las Vegas city by storm. Shooting For Peace has ex professional basketball players teaming up with community leaders such as, the mayor, police chief, police officers, and church leaders to bring peace throughout communities. For the JYD Project and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Retired Players Association, they said what better way to do this than from a basketball game! There was an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal that was written that goes into greater detail. You can check it out below.
The NBA Legends Shooting for Peace basketball game between celebrity basketball players and local police officers capped a day of festivities at Rancho High School.
Celebrity players included former Toronto Raptor Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams, NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood and Harlem Globetrotters Warren Rosegreen and Charles Smith.Shooting for Peace is a program led by NBA Legends to bring communities together and encourage young people to engage in peaceful activities. Preceding the game were Partying for Peace, an event including music and a free barbecue and Talking for Peace, a forum involving Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las police officers and the public