The National Basketball Association Wives Association – Behind the Bench – hosted the Touching a Life Gala to benefit the American Cancer Society last Friday evening in NYC. Cade Martin created portraits during the NBA All-Star weekend featuring some of the athletes and celebrities who attended the gala. The D.C.-based photographer, who also photographs Capitol Communicator’s popular profile series, teamed with Tenacity5 Media on the project.
Shown above is Rock Blackwell, photographed by Cade Martin, who was at the gala. Blackwell, a light heavyweight boxer, is ranked 10th in the world and first in the U.S. To see more of Cade’s photos from the Touching a Life Gala, click here.
Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association (BTB) formerly known as Women of the NBA was established in 1993, as a national non-profit organization by founder Deborah A. Williams, Ph.D. Its membership is composed of current and retired NBA players’ wives and life partners. As the first national player-wives organization, Behind the Bench’s agenda addresses the challenges that face families, especially women and children.
Behind the Bench raises money and devotes time to charities on a local, national and global level. Through heightened public and social awareness, members are able to reach into their respective communities seeking to enrich the lives of families and youth.