Purchase of Duke collectible ball benefits Durham neighbors
Posted April 7, 2010 6:34 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — Nikco Sports is using Duke's NCAA men's basketball championship to give back to the City of Durham.
The company is offering 5,000 officially licensed, full-sized Wilson basketballs with the Final Four and Duke University logos and a list of the team's schedule, scores and opponents en route to the national title.
The $99 purchase price benefits the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, a non-profit founded under then-Duke President Nan Keohane as a way to engage the university with the surrounding community. The partnership has raised and invested more than $12 million in Durham charitable groups, non-profits, government and church groups since its 1996 inception.
Order Duke basketball from Nikco Sports
The “Season To Remember” basketballs can be purchased ordered by calling 1-800-345-2868 or visiting www.nikcosports.com. Each comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.