Gary Payton and other NBA players visited Hong Kong earlier this week for an exhibition game for Yao Ming’s Yao Foundation. Attendees included Vince Carter, J.R. Smith, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Justin Anderson, Bobby Portis among others.
The Yao Ming Foundation has so far committed to rebuilding five schools in the China’s earthquake region. They’ve also partnered with The China
Youth Development Fund (CYDF) to distribute the funds and provide day-to-day oversight for the rebuilding projects. CYDF is a non-governmental non-profit organization in China that provides assistance to disadvantaged children and has helped to fund the construction of more than 9,000 primary schools in poverty-stricken region.