FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2017
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Tobias Harris Hosts 3rd Annual Basketball & Life-Skills Workshop at ‘Yes We Can’
Clinic to run August 21 -25, 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 third year in a row, they will be partnering with NBA-star Tobias Harris and Unique All Stars Inc. to offer 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 21 through the 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I am thrilled that we’re once again offering this wonderful program to our Town’s middle and high school students this summer, which gives them all an opportunity to hone both their interpersonal and physical skills,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “Tobias Harris is a wonderful role model for our young people and he truly practices what he teaches.”
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.
Mr. Harris, who currently plays with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, grew up on Long Island. After graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School, he attended the University of Tennessee. After his freshman year in college, he 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 last year.
“The success of this program, now in its third year, continues to exceed my expectations. Tobias continues to go above and beyond being actively involved in the clinic and has become a personal mentor to several of the youth. I am grateful that Tobias has chosen Yes We Can as the place to make these life altering experiences happen for the youngsters attending the program." said Council Member Viviana Russell.
The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 144 Garden Street in Westbury. To register for the clinic, please call 311.