Some NBA legends are in Birmingham doing a hands-on service project. They are working to revitalize a middle school.
These basketball players are part of NBA cares, which has partnered with BBVA Compass for "team works in schools."
Volunteers are working at Center Street Middle School in the Titusville community. They are giving the school a fresh coat of paint and drawing murals throughout the building. They are also refurbishing the teachers' lounge and workroom and creating a computer lab, cyber cafe, and reading nook.
The players have not limited their work to the inside only. Volunteers are landscaping and transforming the school's center courtyard into an outdoor learning space.
WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw explains says it is important to her to give back to local communities.
"For me personally, the volunteers like the people today, they're the people that changed my life. Whether it was the volunteers at my church, volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club or the volunteers in my community, those were the people that really showed me what was right in life and led me along the way," said Holdsclaw.
Holdsclaw worked alongside some other NBA legends like Felipe Lopez and Otis Birdsong. They were joined by 200 volunteers from BBVA Compass.
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