Basketball in the Barrio

Every summer, BWP participates in the annual Basketball in the Barrio event. BWP runs the “Education Station,” where literacy is the name of the game. 

For more information about Basketball in the Barrio, please visit Athletes United for Peace (AUP). Below is an excerpt from AUP:

“Two blocks from U.S. Mexico border in the Segundo Barrio of El Paso, Texas, lies the site of one of the most unique basketball camps in the country. Basketball in the Barrio is a mixed combination of history, culture, literature and arts all blended together at the basketball in the Barrio Camp.

Held each June at the Armijo Community Center, the camp has a strong following of social advocates, ex-pro athletes, artists, musicians and storytellers that journey to El Paso each year for the very special gathering. Founded by AUP’s Rus Bradburd and Steve Yellen, the camp was designed to use basketball as a vehicle to expose youth to the many aspects of their rich Southwest history and culture.”