|In all-star game message, Obama pitches service|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 14 February 2009 09:14|
He says all Americans should help out in their communities. That could mean reading to children or repairing basketball courts.
The basketball-playing president taped a message for Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix. The White House released excerpts ahead of the broadcast. Obama's taped message will air at halftime.
The president is encouraging people to visit a Web site - www.USAService.org - to find jobs that need done near their homes. He says everything from putting together care packages for troops and fixing up basketball courts can help.