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Alana Beard, Sue Bird and Nneka Ogwumike help promote “Hour of Code” campaign

Published on December 5, 2016


WNBA stars Alana Beard, Sue Bird and Nneka Ogwumike are among the world-class athletes featured in a video supporting the annual Hour of Code campaign that kicks off this week. The event is a project of the non-profit. The organization helps to expand access to computer science to women and underrepresented minorities.

The objective of is that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.” The annual Hour of Code is an international initiative supported by several technology companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Verizon and Google.

The full list of athletes supporting Hour of Code:

  • Draymond Green, Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Champion, Golden State Warriors
  • Serena Williams, Olympic Gold Medalist and Tennis Champion
  • Russell Okung, Super Bowl Champion and NFL player, Denver Broncos
  • Sergio Ramos, World Cup Champion and Soccer/Futbol Player, Real Madrid
  • Sue Bird, Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA Champion, Seattle Storm
  • Alana Beard, Gold Medalist and WNBA All-Star, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Angelo Matthews, Captain of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team
  • Kobe Bryant, Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Champion, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Nneka Ogwumike, Gold Medalist, WNBA Champion and 2016 MVP, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Carmelo Anthony, Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA All-Star, New York Knicks
  • Marco Belinelli, NBA Champion, Charlotte Hornets
  • Neymar Jr., Olympic Gold Medalist and Soccer/Futbol Player, FC Barcelona and Brazil National Team
  • Sarah Quita Offringa, Windsurfing Champion
  • Marcelo, Soccer/Futbol Champion, Real Madrid and Brazil National Team
  • Erika Olivera, Champion Marathon Runner
  • John Wall, NBA All-Star, Washington Wizards
  • Chris Bosh, Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Champion, Miami Heat
  • Harrison Barnes, Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Champion, Dallas Mavericks


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