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Bigger Than Basketball Event: A Celebration of Joy, Youth, and Mental Health

Bigger Than Basketball Event: A Celebration of Joy, Youth, and Mental Health

On July 15, 2023, Joyely had the privilege of attending the remarkable Biggr Than Basketball event in Las Vegas. Led by the incredible Metta World Peace, this event brought together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate basketball, youth, and the importance of mental health. The impact it left on attendees was profound, fostering unity, connection, and a renewed sense of joy.

#Incredible Moments of Joy and Transformation

Reggie, deeply moved by the event, experienced a beautiful moment of joy as he reminisced about his mother, a police officer who tragically fell victim to Covid. Her contagious laughter filled the room, reminding everyone of the power of joy to heal and uplift.

Sharon, a stage 4 cancer survivor, discovered solace and grounding through the Chair of Joy experience. The simple yet powerful steps of sitting, breathing, thinking, and feeling enabled her to connect with her inner joy, providing strength on her healing journey.

Madison, a dedicated high school teacher, was inspired by the potential of the Chair of Joy to empower her students with self-acceptance. Recognizing its transformative impact, she saw an opportunity to bring the Chair of Joy to their lives, encouraging personal growth and happiness.

Tony, a business owner who had been struggling with depression, expressed his gratitude for learning how to harness the power of joy. The Chair of Joy brought him renewed hope and motivation, reigniting his passion and joy for life.

The panel discussion, featuring renowned artist Roy Woods, emphasized the importance of protecting one’s joy by choosing positive influences. It shed light on the significance of surrounding oneself with uplifting individuals who support mental well-being.

#A Flawlessly Executed Event and Overflowing Support

The event showcased exceptional talent among celebrity basketball players, captivating the audience with their skills. The flawless execution of the event itself enhanced the overall experience, leaving attendees in awe.

The overwhelming response and support for the Chair of Joy movement underscored its profound impact on people’s lives. The unity, celebration, and connection experienced during the event were beautifully embodied by the brand’s yellow and white colors, symbolizing joy and positivity.

#Embracing Joy in the Future

As the event concluded, three invitations for future Chair of Joy events were discussed. One event is set to take place in New Jersey, led by a respected player who is a strong leader and coach in her community. Another event will focus on mental health for CEOs in Los Angeles, while the third event in Vegas will feature an influencer who tragically lost her son to suicide. These upcoming events aim to promote the adoption of the universal language of joy and drive profound change in a world in need.

In summary, the Bigger Than Basketball event on July 15 was an extraordinary celebration of basketball, youth, and mental health. The Chair of Joy movement had a lasting impact on attendees like Reggie, Sharon, Madison, and Tony, who found solace, inspiration, and transformation through this unique experience. With future events on the horizon, it is evident that the Chair of Joy and its principles are making a profound difference in the world, uniting people in celebration, connection, and the pursuit of lasting joy.

#Capturing Moments of Joy and Wisdom

Throughout the event, young people of all ages embraced the Chair of Joy, seeking wisdom and experiencing its transformative power. Alonzo, in particular, sat in the Chair, engaged in the Chair of Joy experience, and eagerly asked for a copy of the directions. With a bag of Doritos in hand, he left with a sense of knowledge and wisdom, excited to continue his journey. The image of Alonzo, beaming with joy and anticipation, encapsulates the spirit of the Chair of Joy movement and its ability to bring about positive change.


What we do at JOYELY in our corporate programs offers products and services that promote joy in the workplace.  The Culture of Joy programs offer team-building activities, wellness programs, and training sessions on work-life integration.  We make sure all interactions are engaging, interactive, fun, and relatable, as well as easy and simple to understand.

JOYELY’s Chair of Joy Experience and specialized joy-enhancing techniques help increase productivity and build upon profitability strategies while decreasing turnover. We do all this while creating a healthier and more successful business.

Each company we work with is unique!  At JOYELY, we consider the needs and values of each corporation we decide to work with. For example, we pay particular attention to the company mission and make sure there is an alignment of our approach and joy with the company’s mission or values.

Overall, we clearly communicate with corporations the extreme value of joy and the powerful science that backs a Culture of Joy.  Our own unique research is outlined in the article, 21 Science-Based Reasons Why a Culture of JOY Is the Most Important Decision Your Company Can Make in 2023 will begin to create great results quickly.

We offer a 1–2-hour complimentary COJ Experience to select companies as an example of the Year of Joy Corporate Program.

Simply reach out to our JOYELY Team at or you are welcome to connect with our founder, Sheryl Lynn at 949-303-5219 or

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