Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more - American Minute with Bill Federer
The U.S. Census Bureau statistics (2009) report that over 24 million Americans play BASKETBALL.
KU Professor Michael Zogry stated:
"Naismith's goals in life, as he stated on his application to the International YMCA Training School, were to try to help 'win men for the Master,' to build character and to be an example for the men."
“The story of Naismith’s creation of the game is widely known ... Less well-known is that his game also was meant to help build Christian character and to inculcate certain values of the muscular Christian movement.”