NBRPA, PAL AND NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE TEAM UP TO HOST YOUTH BASKETBALL & LIFE SKILLS EVENT IN ORLANDO ON JULY 22

July 17, 2014


Former Orlando Magic standouts Nick Anderson, Greg Kite and former NY Knicks leader Johnny Newman to participate

 

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) will once again team up with the National Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) and National Urban League on July 22 to host a youth basketball and life skills clinic in Orlando at Avalon Park Middle School, 13914 Mailer Blvd., Orlando, FL 32825, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is part of a national touring program for at-risk youth ages 10-16 titled FULL COURT PRESS: Prep For Success that is jointly administered by the NBRPA, PAL and National Urban League in cities across the country.

 

Former NBA standouts Johnny Newman (Led Knicks in scoring, 16-Year NBA Career), Nick Anderson (First No. 1 draft pick in Orlando Magic history, 13-year NBA career), Tamecka Dixon (3x WNBA All-Star, 2x WNBA Champion), Greg Kite (Orlando Magic 1990-94, 2x NBA Champion with Boston) and Marcus Liberty (Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons) will serve as youth coaches for the clinic. PAL and the National Urban League will join forces with these NBRPA Members to conduct life learning sessions for more than 150 clinic participants, as youngsters aged 10-16 spend half their day learning on the court and half their day learning in the classroom.

 

The July 22 youth basketball and life skills clinic will open with press availability the morning of the event at 9 a.m., followed immediately by the basketball clinic. Media wishing to cover the pre-clinic press availability or youth basketball and life skills clinic on July 22 should contact Paul Corliss, NBRPA Vice President of Marketing & Communications, at 917-621-5744 or pcorliss@legendsofbasketball.com. All aforementioned NBA players serving as coaches for the camp will be available for interviews.