BBVA and NBA Cares Partner to Bring Books, NBA Legends, Fitness and More to Two HISD Schools


BBVA Compass and NBA Cares are teaming up for two Team Works in Schools events on Thursday, February 14 at Franklin and Eliot elementary schools.

  • NBA legends and BBVA Compass volunteers will catalog and shelve more than 500 new books in the library and read with students at Franklin Elementary.
  • NBA legends will guide students at Eliot Elementary through fitness and basketball activities
  • Each school will each be receiving 30 tablet computers and a laptop.
  • Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd grade students at both schools will select a book of their choice to take home as part of the initiative.
  • A basketball court will be refurbished and new outdoor gym equipment will be installed at both schools.
  • New furniture will be provided and set up in the Parent’s Alliance section of Eliot Elementary.
  • BBVA Compass volunteers will join fifth-grade students in the computer lab as they interact with a new web-based financial education program developed by EverFi, Inc.


NBA All-Star and Houston Rocket James Harden

Robert Horry, George Gervin, Calvin Murphy – NBA legends appearing at Franklin Elementary School

TJ Ford, Ron Harper, Darryl Dawkins – NBA legends to be at Eliot Elementary School

Bob Lanier and Felipe Lopez – NBA Cares Ambassadors and NBA legends

Swin Cash – WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010) and player to be at Franklin Elementary School

Candice Wiggins – WNBA Champion (2011) and player to be at Eliot Elementary School

Angel Cano – BBVA Group COO and President

Manolo Sánchez – BBVA Compass President and CEO

Tom Davidson  CEO, EverFi, Inc.



Franklin Elementary School (7101 Canal): Thursday, Feb. 14, 9a.m. – 10:30a.m.

Eliot Elementary School (6411 Laredo Street): Thursday, Feb. 14, 11a.m. –12:30p.m.

MEDIA RSVP: Will Cutrone, NBA, (212) 407-8086 or