Established in October, 2007, the College Basketball Experience (CBE) is a division of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, a national leader in philanthropic activities involving the education and mentoring of youth.
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The award winning and nationally recognized CBE is home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. This highly unique facility celebrates the history of men’s collegiate basketball in the town where it literally all began – Kansas City, Missouri. The history of the game, including the great coaches, players, teams and championship games are highlighted in the CBE, surrounded by the most extreme hands-on interactive basketball venues that exist today.
Although full of information that chronicles the games’ importance and rise in America, the CBE is not a museum. It’s so much more. Educational. Motivational. Highly energetic. Fully entertaining. The CBE is a family entertainment center for all ages!
The CBE and Hall of Fame have a direct mission to reach youth, youth basketball coaches, fans and the general public with positive messages of teamwork, fair play, cooperation, honesty, hard work, respect, commitment, dedication and sacrifice. These character building values are the foundation of the CBE mission.
The CBE’s outreach efforts have been significant over the past two years. We continue to work diligently to provide an increasing number opportunities and partnerships that will positively impact the community.
We invite you to support the CBE facility and its mission to serve our national, regional and immediate communities.
“Slam Dunk $5” to show your support! Your generous gift of at least $5 will help the CBE continue its philanthropic efforts to reach into the community and directly support our youth and deserving organizations.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, Inc. d/b/a The College Basketball Experience is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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The College Basketball Experience
Attn: Slam Dunk $5 Campaign
1401 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Following your donation, the NABC Foundation, Inc. will send you an acknowledgement letter indicating that goods and/or services were not received in exchange for the donation and that your gift may be tax deductible.
The CBE would like to thank you in advance for considering a donation to support our mission. We look forward to seeing you soon at the College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Below is a list of ongoing CBE community outreach projects which we hope you will find worthy of support with your donation!
Harvesters Community Food Network
(Greater Kansas City)
In January, 2009, the CBE dedicated two-business days to
fill 50 barrels located at Center Court on the 2nd floor of the
facility. The CBE collected over 8-tons of non-perishable
food items which were distributed to needy families in the KC
Free Youth Basketball Clinics
The CBE provides free youth basketball clinics to underserved
and underprivileged youth in the immediate and surrounding
communities/suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri.
Free Tickets to CBE Classic Annual Holiday
Tournament at Sprint Center Arena
Through the Kansas City Youth Advocacy Department, the CBE
annually provides over 2000 tickets to underserved and
underprivileged youth in the immediate and surrounding
communities/suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri for the two-night
CBE Classic featuring the best of college basketball.
CBE / Kansas City Youth Advocacy Partnership
The CBE works closely with the city’s youth advocacy department to host a variety of events that enhance the cultural experiences of inner-city youth.