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8/2/2013 - NBA Star Nate Robinson to Host Clinic at North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center
Manhasset, 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 invite NBA star Nate Robinson to North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center for a three hour clinic on Friday, August 2nd. He will train children ages 9 to 12 from 9am to 12pm and ages 13-18 will be trained from 1pm to 4pm. Robinson, currently of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, is a 3-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion.“This is a unique opportunity for young athletes to have a world-class athlete as their trainer,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “This would not have been possible without our partnership with Fundamental Sports Training who offers player development and skills training classes at many of our Town facilities.”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 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 affording 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 attended 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.