ABOUT ORGANIZATION

Our Story

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Founded in 1991 by Tony Richards, Sr. of Boston, the No Books No Ball basketball program was developed to provide boys and girls, ages 6-18 instruction on the game of basketball along with study skills and lessons on sportsmanship.

The No Books No Ball (NBNB) Basketball Program is committed to increasing the high school graduation rate of at risk children and others within the communities that we serve. We believe that all students are capable of academic success and we seek to use basketball as a means to achieve that end. By linking athletic prowess with academic eligibility we want to encourage our student athletes to graduate from high school.

Our longer term objective is to encourage our student athletes to attend college. Basketball aptitude can often translate into athletic scholarships. We encourage our student athletes to leverage their basketball skills to get these scholarships to help defray the cost of today’s college education. Through NBNB, students learn the importance of team work, school work, discipline, perseverance, goal setting and other positive reinforcements. 

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Cooperate

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Be Creative

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Keep an Open Mind

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Accept Responsibility

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Have Concern for Others

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