Thursday, July 26, 2012

Greivis Vasquez to be Honored at White House

Greivis Vasquez (2006-10) will be honored at the White House tomorrow for his work with the US State Department's sports diplomacy program in Venezuela. From the New Orleans Hornets' press release:
On Friday, July 27th, the White House, along with the U.S. State Department and U.S. AID, will honor leaders who have exemplified extraordinary successes and efforts toward the development of – and diplomacy with – their countries or communities of origin. [...]

Greivis Vasquez, a native of Caracas, Venezuela is a professional basketball player for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets. [...] Greivis devoted much of his free time over the years to youth sports camps in Venezuela and was invited to partner with the US State Department in their “Sports Diplomacy” program to help foster improved relations between the two countries.

The event at the White House will be streamed live on Friday, July 27, 2012, at 10:30am Eastern Time.

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