Free flights laid on for bas­ket­ball

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

About 800 stu­dents from Hope Pri­mary Schools in ru­ral ar­eas are set to fly Xi­a­menAir free of charge. They will at­tend bas­ket­ball games in Nan­jing, in eastern Jiangsu prov­ince, dur­ing the 2017 Bas­ket­ball Sea­son held by the Yao Foun­da­tion. The an­nual event, ini­ti­ated by former Chi­nese NBA player Yao Ming in 2012, in­cludes bas­ket­ball teach­ing, train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion. It aims to help stu­dents grow up to ap­pre­ci­ate phys­i­cal ex­er­cise, said Ye Dawei, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Yao Foun­da­tion. Xi­a­menAir will also pro­vide free tick­ets for vol­un­teers and pupils in­volved in the Yao Foun­da­tion, to watch the NBA All-Star Game held in Fe­bru­ary 2018 in Los An­ge­les, the USA.

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