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Patty Mills officially launches The Community Water Project

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Australian Indigenous Basketball has partnered with Zero Mass Water in hopes of supporting communities in need.

2019 FIBA World Cup: Semi-Finals: Spain v Australia Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Over the summer, Patty Mills got married. But instead of taking a traditional honeymoon, he headed back to his native Australia to address a concern in New South Wales.

The town of Walgett has not received rainfall in over a year and the drought has created dire conditions for many. The lack of drinking water is a major concern.

“I am here with my team to give back to the indigenous communities throughout Australia.”- Patty Mills

In this video provided through the San Antonio Spurs Twitter page, the Torres Strait Islander has officially launched The Community Water Project.

With the help of his Australian national team, which finished fourth in this summer’s FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup, he launched the Indigenous Basketball and Cultural Showcase, which is tied to the water project.

Through a partnership with Zero Mass Water, the technology of their Hydropanel is being used to created sustainable drinking water.

“Access to clean drinking water is a human right, and the lack of this within indigenous communities is the reason why I’m here. For me, it was the culture that has motivated me to achieve great things.”- Patty Mills

The two-and-half minute video is just part of the ongoing greatness of Patty’s dedication to where he comes from. His ability to utilize his public persona to forward a cause this near and dear to him will help to support those who are in most need.


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