Team LeBron, Team Stephen, NBA Announce NBA All-Star Charities

    This year’s NBA All Star Game has gone through a dramatic transformation, with the teams being selected by two superstars regardless of conference affiliation, a move which seems to have excited fans as they get ready to All Star weekend next weekend in LA.

    As part of this new process, the captains will also be selecting charities to be beneficiaries of donations by each team. Today, the NBA, LeBron and Steph revealed those charities per the press release below.

    Team LeBron has selected After-School All-Stars Los Angeles and Team Stephen has selected Brotherhood Crusade, as the community-based organizations they will play for during the 67th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET) at Staples Center. As previously announced, the winning team will donate $350,000 and the losing team will donate $150,000 to their selected organization. Team captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry revealed their teams selected community-based organization in videos shared on social media this morning.

    Team LeBron:

    LeBron James: Team LeBron NBA All-Star Charity Announcement

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Team LeBron has selected After-School All-Stars Los Angeles and Team Stephen has selected Brotherhood Crusade, as the community-based organizations they will play for during the 67th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET) at Staples Center.

    Team Stephen:

    Stephen Curry: Team Stephen NBA All-Star Charity Announcement

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Team LeBron has selected After-School All-Stars Los Angeles and Team Stephen has selected Brotherhood Crusade, as the community-based organizations they will play for during the 67th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET) at Staples Center.

    After-School All-Stars Los Angeles provides comprehensive out-of-school programming for more than 8,000 students in need across 52 schools while Brotherhood Crusade works to empower and support underserved youth in South Los Angeles through mentoring, education, health and wellness and leadership programs.

    About After-School All-Stars
    Founded in 1992 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive afterschool programs. The organizations mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. In the Los Angeles community, After-School All-Stars serves 8,000 youth in 52 low-income schools and over 73,000 children from 19 cities benefit from programs nationally including: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa Bay, Toledo, Washington D.C., Bay Area and Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.as-as.org

    About Brotherhood Crusade

    Brotherhood Crusade is a non-profit, grassroots organization that for 50 years has had a vision of improving the quality of life and the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals.  The Brotherhood Crusade believes Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life.  The organizations  mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness; facilitating academic success; promoting personal, social & economic growth; providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness; increasing financial literacy; and building community agencies & institutions.  The Brotherhood Crusade provides direct services to 3,000 underserved youth a year and additional 20,000 through special projects.  To learn more visit Brotherhood Crusade.