The Duke Basketball team has been invited to participate in the International Fraternity of Athlete Development’s (IFAD) new Global Elite Challenge, according to a release from the school.
The event will be held at the Duke Athletic Center on June 18-20.IFAD Executive Director Ryan Murphy said the Duke basketball team was invited because they represent a “global elite, and a great opportunity to showcase Duke basketball’s unique culture to a global audience.”
The goal of the event is to highlight the importance of teamwork and leadership in sports, Murphy said.
“Duke has been a leader in women’s sports since the late 1800s, and we look forward to working with the team to foster that success,” Murphy said in the release.
“Our goal is to create a culture that values teamwork and builds a community around teamwork, and this event is just one way we can do that.”IFAD is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the United States.
The IFA is designed to provide a platform for the growth of the disabled community and bring about a more equal and diverse society.
The Duke team is also among the first to receive an invitation to the event, which will include the Duke University chapter of IFAD, the UVA basketball team, the University of Connecticut basketball team and the University at Buffalo, according the release from IFAD.
The Duke basketball season is scheduled to begin on June 17.