Episode 75: Evelyn Magley of The Basketball League

“We’re using basketball as a platform to serve the community.”

This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with Evelyn Magley, CEO of The Basketball League and the first African American woman to ever own a male professional sports league in the United States. Topics of discussion include: How Evelyn went from being a musical therapy professional to CEO of a sports league; Evelyn’s vision; Learning from Kobe Bryant; The power of basketball; How TBL and its focus on community differs from other sports leagues; Giving players the opportunity to impact their own communities; TBL’s teams and cities; TBL’s corporate sponsors and their view on community outreach; The demographics of TBL’s athletes; The hierarchy of American basketball; TBL’s standards; Evelyn’s experience working in a male-dominated industry; How to establish a TBL team; and TBL’s new financial literacy program.

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Who’s Taking Care in Community this week:
School on Wheels

Founded in 2001, School on Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness.

Since its inception, School on Wheels has grown to serve nearly 400 children each year at 16 partner sites with the help of nearly 450 volunteer tutors. School on Wheels provides school-based programs, shelter-based programs, and academic enrichment programs for children impacted by homelessness. Through each of our programs, they not only work with children but with the parents of these children so they can become the best advocates for their child’s education.

– Nomination submitted by Brandon Blatt

Thank you for taking care in your community, School on Wheels!

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