FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2016
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Tobias Harris Hosts 2nd Annual Basketball & Life-Skills Workshop at Yes We Can
Clinic to run August 15 -19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that for a second year in a row, they’re partnering with NBA-star Tobias Harris and Unique All Stars Inc:, to offering a unique summer basketball clinic at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in New Cassel.
The Unique All Stars Inc. Basketball Clinic will also include educational, career, and interpersonal skills workshops, and will be offered to “Yes We Can” members for free. It will run from August 15 through the 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I am very excited that we’re once again offering this wonderful program to our Town’s youngsters this summer because it gives participants the opportunity to hone their interpersonal skills, as well as their physical ones,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “I really love the message of encouraging young people to stay on the right path in life. When that message comes from a successful role model like Tobias Harris, it means even more.”
Campers will get to work on their basketball skills such as shooting drills, ball handling, and defense, but also will be coached on good health, yoga, nutrition, the food pyramid, and career assessment.
Harris’ goal is to make sure that campers learn more than just basketball. Harris said he is “just trying to have the kids take care of business, work hard, have fun, go to class, do the right things, stay on the right path.”
Harris, who currently plays with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, grew up on Long Island. After graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School, he decided to attend the University of Tennessee. After his freshman year in college, Harris was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was later traded to the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Detroit Pistons earlier this year.
“I can’t imagine a better investment in a child’s summer than to spend a week at this clinic learning more than basketball skills, but also how to take care of oneself and stay on the right track,” said Councilwoman Viviana Russell. “I hope that our residents will jump at the chance.”
The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 144 Garden Street in New Cassel. To register for the clinic, please call 311.