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BBVA and NBA Cares Partner to Bring Books, NBA Legends, Fitness and More to Two HISD Schools

February 12, 2013 @ 2:50 pm


BBVA Compass and NBA Cares are teaming up for two Team Works in Schools events on Thursday, February 14 at Franklin and Eliot elementary schools.

  • NBA legends and BBVA Compass volunteers will catalog and shelve more than 500 new books in the library and read with students at Franklin Elementary.
  • NBA legends will guide students at Eliot Elementary through fitness and basketball activities
  • Each school will each be receiving 30 tablet computers and a laptop.
  • Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd grade students at both schools will select a book of their choice to take home as part of the initiative.
  • A basketball court will be refurbished and new outdoor gym equipment will be installed at both schools.
  • New furniture will be provided and set up in the Parent’s Alliance section of Eliot Elementary.
  • BBVA Compass volunteers will join fifth-grade students in the computer lab as they interact with a new web-based financial education program developed by EverFi, Inc.


NBA All-Star and Houston Rocket James Harden

Robert Horry, George Gervin, Calvin Murphy – NBA legends appearing at Franklin Elementary School

TJ Ford, Ron Harper, Darryl Dawkins – NBA legends to be at Eliot Elementary School

Bob Lanier and Felipe Lopez – NBA Cares Ambassadors and NBA legends

Swin Cash – WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010) and player to be at Franklin Elementary School

Candice Wiggins – WNBA Champion (2011) and player to be at Eliot Elementary School

Angel Cano – BBVA Group COO and President

Manolo Sánchez – BBVA Compass President and CEO

Tom Davidson  CEO, EverFi, Inc.



Franklin Elementary School (7101 Canal): Thursday, Feb. 14, 9a.m. – 10:30a.m.

Eliot Elementary School (6411 Laredo Street): Thursday, Feb. 14, 11a.m. –12:30p.m.

MEDIA RSVP: Will Cutrone, NBA, (212) 407-8086 or

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