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The Streets’ Barber Visits Helping Hoops

By 18/05/2016News

Nasir, or Nas, Sobhani is The Streets’ Barber. When he’s not cutting hair at his day job, he’s out among the community giving free haircuts and fresh starts to Melbourne’s homeless and underprivileged. Nima Sobhani, brother of Nas, is a basketball coach who balances his time between completing his PhD and coaching the Yarra Wild Beasts – a team of young players living in inner-city public housing. So when the opportunity arose to collaborate, it was only natural that Helping Hoops joined the brothers Sobhani and had them visit the kids at Helping Hoops Richmond.

Nas found philanthropy after overcoming addiction. He spoke to the group about his work and how everyone deserves to feel good about themselves, even when they are experiencing difficult situations, such as homelessness or addiction.

“What happens with a million dollars is it can go. But when you do something good for someone, it can stay with them for life.”

Nima addressed the Helping Hoops Richmond crowd and spoke on how basketball can be used to instill positive values in people. He then took the group through a drill on the court while Nas gave cuts to some very appreciative young men on the side.

The humility and genuine nature of both our guests made a huge impression on all present, and we have plans to continue the relationship going forward. Exposing our kids to people who have overcome struggles in their lives, and are now living positively and giving back to their community, can be a profound experience, and we are grateful to Nas, The Streets’ Barber, and Nima or their time.

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