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CoPeace Announces Strategic Partnership with NABC

Jan. 15, 2020

CoPeace to Sponsor NABC Guardians of the Game Awards for Service, Advocacy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – CoPeace will partner with the National Association of Basketball Coaches to honor men’s college basketball coaches with the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards for advocacy and service, it was announced on Wednesday.

The awards will be presented at the 2020 AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on April 5 in Atlanta. The event takes place alongside the annual NABC Convention and NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Guardians of the Game is a national awareness and education program of the NABC. The goal of the program is to focus attention on the positive aspects of basketball and the role coaches play in the lives of student-athletes, in addition to the contributions coaches make to their communities. The Guardians of the Game pillar awards emphasize the NABC’s core values of advocacy, education, leadership, and service.

guardians-of-the-gameThe advocacy award is presented annually to the coach who best advocates for the game of basketball, student-athletes, and coaches, providing leadership and guidance on issues affecting the basketball community. The service award is presented to the coach who best serves as a community leader and who helps enhance their communities through civic involvement.

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About the National Associate of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at