On the 19th of June, NBA star and human rights activist Enes Kanter visited Silver Sage Foundation’s headquarters in Las Vegas. We presented him the Champion of the Human Rights Award for his standing up for human rights with his outspoken activism.

After having a bountiful brunch and slicing off a delicious cake, our community had a nice and lengthy discussion with Kanter. He answered all of the questions with sincere interest and in detail. Our teenagers were able to ask him some interesting questions regarding his successful career and how he manages to find time for all his philanthropic activities while maintaining a long and hard season of NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers player talked about his life, career and daily routine. It was important to learn how he disciplines himself and spares time for doing selfless acts in the same time. The discussion of the Juneteenth was also on the table as he emphasized on the importance of fighting for freedom and human rights.

Kanter is currently traveling around the USA to organize and participate in the Free Basketball Camps for children. We deeply thank him for paying a visit to our Foundation’s location during his busy schedule and inspiring our community’s young population. As someone who finds a great balance between a professional career and social activism, his example is a great influence on them.

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