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In the summer of 2011 Reebok Basketball is getting back in the grassroots game with the Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge.
In the summer of 2007, an unknown, unranked player named John Wall drove 18 hours from his home in Raleigh, NC to a Try Out Camp in Chicago. John had no reputation to speak of, no scholarship offers, no invitations to exclusive camps…All he had was a chip on his shoulder, something to prove, and an unwavering swagger. John Wall took control of his destiny, earned his spot to an elite Reebok event. From there, he became the BREAK OUT player of the summer, rising to the number one ranked player in his class.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24th, 2010
Shooting Touch, Inc. Celebrates Sabbatical Program Launch
at Reebok International Headquarters
BOSTON – The non-profit Shooting Touch, Inc. will celebrate its newly established, first-of-its-kind, ‘Sabbatical Program’ that will grant select graduating college seniors the rare opportunity to experience a 10-month international, independent work program outside of the United States. The program’s mission to use the sport of basketball to give back to the global community, influence positive social change and convey life saving skills to 3rd world communities. The first recipient of this grant is Tome Barros, a BC High and Hampton University Graduate, Dorchester, Massachusetts native and Cape Verdean immigrant.
WHO: Jay Troiano (Head Coach for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors), Kenny Atkinson (Assistant Coach of the NBA’s New York Knicks), Mark Recchi (Boston Bruins), Pete Philo(International Scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves) Coach Bob Hurley (2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and National Championship High School Coach), Fran Fraschilla (ESPN Commentator) and Lenny Clarke(Actor, Boston Comedian).
WHERE: Reebok Headquarters 1895 J.W. Foster Boulevard, Canton, MA 02021
6:30 pm Silent Auction Cocktails & Dinner
8:00pm Silent Auction Tables Close
Guests Proceed to the Basketball Court
MC, ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla
9:00pm Live Auction Begins
Daniel J. Flynn, Auctioneer
Lenny Clarke, MC
WHAT: Shooting Touch, Inc. is a basketball non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization based in Boston, MA founded in 2007 by Justin Kittredge, a basketball footwear executive. The organization is based on the premise that basketball’s positive influence on the lives of children can make the world a better place. Shooting Touch, Inc. has three goals: to help EDUCATE young people about life skills including setting and achieving goals; to MENTOR all players and give support whenever needed; and to COACH the fundamentals of basketball to improve individual confidence both on and off the court.
The Board of Directors for Shooting Touch Inc.’s Sabbatical Program include:
- Kenny Atkinson Assistant Coach for the NBA’s NY Knicks
- Dee Brown Former NBA Star
- Wayne Embry NBA Hall of Fame Inductee & Former General Manager of the Cleveland
Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors
- Danilo Galinari NBA star for the NBA’s NY Knicks
- Coach Bob Hurley National Championship Coach for the St. Anthony Friars & a 2010 NBA
Hall of Fame Inductee
- Bobby Hurley, Jr. Former Duke University and NBA Star
- Pete Philo Director of International Scouting /Player Personnel for the Minnesota Timberwolves
- Jason Terry NBA star of the Dallas Mavericks
- Jay Triano Head Coach for the Toronto Raptors
With the awarded $25,000 stipend from Shooting Touch, Inc. funding his journey, Tome will be working in Brazil, Senegal, Cape Verde and South Africa through his newly created entity B.O.U.N.C.E, Basketball Outreach Unifying Neighborhoods & Communities Everywhere. With Tome leading the B.O.U.N.C.E team, people will learn important life lessons on and off the court. Along with teaching fundamentals of basketball, B.O.U.N.C.E is prepared to educate on AIDS/HIV, healthy eating and exercise. B.O.U.N.C.E has devised a plan to use the sport of basketball as a platform to influence positive social change and improving the awareness and importance of physical activity to underprivileged communities.
Basketball Clinic brings top names in the game to the birthplace of basketball for a one day clinic, with the finest teachers the game has to offer all in one place for the first ever Adidas New England Basketball Coaches Clinic.
Springfield, MA April 12, 2010 – Adidas Basketball is proud to announce the formation of the first ever Adidas New England Basketball Coaches Clinic, coming to the birthplace of basketball, Springfield, Massachusetts, on May 22, 2010 at Central High School. The clinic will feature some of the best coaches in the game today including, Former New Jersey Nets Head Coach, Lawrence Frank, Kansas University Coach Bill Self, Indiana University Head Coach Tom Crean, Boston College Head Coach Steve Donahue, UMass Head Coach Derek Kellogg, Former Boston Celtics Head Coach John Carroll and Wagner College Head Coach Danny Hurley.
The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Central High School in Springfield, Ma. It will be the only chance to see such a variety of top coaches in the game today in the New England area, amongst these coaches are some of the top in every level of the game from the high school to college and to the professional ranks, Adidas has brought the best and brightest in the game back home to where the game first started, Springfield, Ma.
The clinic will be $125 per coach, along with the teaching of these top coaches, each coach will receive a T shirt from Adidas as well as a Coaches Packet and a lunch. For each additional coach in a program the cost will be $100 dollars.
To learn more here.