FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2013
North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center Hosts Basketball Clinic with NBA Star Nate Robinson and Welcomes Return of ‘Hoop it Up’ Tournament to Long Island
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Westbury, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, and Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell, in conjunction with Fundamental Sports Training and Elite Youth Camps, is proud to announce that NBA star Nate Robinson will be conducting two three-hour basketball clinics at the North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center on Friday, August 2nd. Robinson will train children ages 9 to 12 from 9am to 12pm and children ages 13-18 will be trained from 1pm to 4pm.
Robinson, currently of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, has played in the NBA for eight years and is a 3-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion.
“This is a unique opportunity for young athletes to have a world-class basketball player as their trainer,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “This would not be possible without having a state-of-the-art facility like the ‘Yes We Can’ Center right here in North Hempstead.”
Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell said, “It is so exciting for the children of our community to be able to learn from a star professional athlete so close to home. I am proud to welcome Mr. Robinson into our Town and our Community Center.”
Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano, who also represents this district, and was instrumental in the creation of the “Yes We Can” Center, said, “This is another example of the ‘Yes We Can’ Community Center bringing incredible opportunities to the children of this community that previously would not have been available.”
This is not the first-time an NBA player has visited the “Yes We Can” Center. Former New York Knick Marcus Camby was a special guest at the grand opening of the facility last September.
The brand new state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury. The facility has two NBA-sized basketball courts where the clinic will take place. Other features of the center include a fitness center, internet café, computer rooms, community meeting rooms, senior and teen lounges and more.
You can register online at www.eliteyouthcamps.com or for more information call 516-869-6311 or 311 in the Town of North Hempstead.
‘Hoop it Up’ Tournament Back on Long Island
The North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center will also be hosting the ‘Hoop it Up’ 3-on-3 basketball tournament that is making its return to Long Island for the first time since the 1990’s. The tournament will take place Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th at 9:00am.
This tournament is open to ages 8 through adult and includes a 3 game minimum for each player. Teams can qualify for the Hoop it Up Nationals in Washington, DC on Labor Day weekend.
‘Hoop it Up’ is the official North American sanctioned qualifying tournament for USA Basketball and the FIBA World Championships. Over 500,000 athletes have participated since its inception in 1989.
Teams can register online at www.hoopitup.com or for more information call 516-869-6311 or 311 in the Town of North Hempstead.