AP Dhillon & BookASmile team up to create smiles for young, underprivileged basketball players

Entertainment | January 27, 2023 | News

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AP Dhillon and BookASmile join hands to spread smiles for miles for young, underprivileged basketball players. To kickstart this joint initiative, BookASmile organised a friendly Basketball match between AP Dhillon and underprivileged children training in the sport, with its partner NGO Hi5 Youth Foundation at a BookASmile-constructed court at one of the BMC Schools in Mumbai.

AP Dhillon played the match with the two teams comprising of kids under the age of 14 years currently being trained in Basketball. The children have been training in the sport for the past four years across 12 BMC school centres under the Hi5 Youth Foundation, the NGO that is being supported by BookASmile.

AP Dhillon said, “For me personally, Basketball has always been my favourite sport to watch and play. It was my dream to one day, become a professional basketball player. Although my life has taken a different path, I have been looking for a way to give back to the community I grew up in, to help provide resources for the next generation to chase their dreams. Today’s Basketball match with these children was extremely fulfilling and gave me a window into how, together BookASmile and I, can create development and growth opportunities for the children of Punjab. I look forward to helping build a basketball court together, in my hometown as the first step towards this mission.”

Farzana Cama Balpande, Head, BookASmile said, “Furthering sports development through enabling infrastructure building and establishment across states in India is a very critical pillar of the work we do at BookASmile to truly create impact for young beneficiaries. The love for AP Dhillon and his music is unparalleled in India and we are so thrilled by his decision to use his platform and love for India to come together to create impact in the lives of young minds. We will jointly work towards creating impact in the area of sports development for several young, underprivileged children who love Basketball and can use this opportunity to further growth with equal opportunities. The friendly match between AP Dhillon and the children today was a delight to watch and we are so glad that we will be working together over the longer term to create smiles for miles in India for many more young beneficiaries.”

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BookASmile organised a basketball match between AP Dhillon & underprivileged children training in basketball through its partner NGO at a specially constructed court in Mumbai.

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