Last weekend, the NBA Wives Association aka “Behind The Bench” held their annual 2012 conference in Atlanta at the “W” hotel in Buckhead.
“Behind the Bench” is a national non-profit organization founded by Deborah A. Williams, Ph.D. Its membership is composed of current and retired NBA players’ wives and life partners. As the first and only national player-wives organization, Behind the Bench’s agenda addresses the challenges that face our families, especially women and children.
The NBA Wives Association is co-chaired by Dee Dee Rahim, wife of former NBA player and current Sacramento Kings Assistant General Manager, Shareef Abdur Rahim and Kristina Ratliff, wife of former NBA player Theo Ratlif.
The 2012 conference theme was, “Empowering a better you.” Guest speakers included; life strategist, Marshawn Evans, “Football Wives” cast member, Chanita Foster, Parenting lifestyle consultant Audrey Griffin and others. There was also a luncheon honoring “Women in Philanthropy.” Those honored included; Majorie Harvey, Rev. Bernice King, Tracy Wilson Mourning and Monica Kaufman Pearson.
Some of the wives in attendance at this year’s conference included Savannah Brinson, Jeanine Howard, Ashley Alston, Clarenda McGrady and Yolanda Smith.
Check out a few photos from the event below:
Photo Credit: Yolanda Smith/Ashley Alston/Jenine Howard