Wednesday 30 September, 2020

L.A. Lakers star Avery Bradley to host youth basketball coaching camp

The United States Embassy is sponsoring a week-long basketball camp facilitated by U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) professional Avery Bradley Jr. from July 22-26 in Port of Spain and Chaguanas.

Bradley is the founder of the Avery Bradley Skills Academy, a U.S. based non-profit organisation that uses basketball to teach young people about hard work. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, he has played with NBA on teams such as Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies. He also recently signed a two-year deal L.A. Lakers.

From July 22 to July 24, the camp will be held at the International School of Port of Spain (ISPS) in Westmoorings where Bradley and his team of coaches will work with student-athletes selected from the Trinidad and Tobago Basketball Federation. 

On July 25 and 26, Bradley will coach children from underserved communities at the St. Paul Street Indoor Complex, East Dry River and the Chaguanas Indoor Sporting Facility, Chaguanas respectively.  

The 80 children chosen for the July 25 and 26 camps were selected by Embassy partners in the communities.  The camps are part of the Embassy’s continuing engagement with youths to encourage them to focus on positive activities like sports and stay away from crime and violence.

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