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The Academy. ✔️
"Meant a lot to host my first youth camp and give back to this community. I wasn’t able to attend a pro’s camp as a kid so I was glad to give them that experience. These kids are the game’s future and they showed it.” - Caris LeVert
Sunday September 17, 2017 Caris LeVert hosted the first Caris LeVert Basketball Academy for boys and girls (grades 4th-12th) in Ann Arbor, MI free of charge.
Back to School 📚.
To help prepare kids for the upcoming school year, @johnwall and the John Wall Family Foundation recently hosted two Back to School Field Days: one in Washington, D.C. on Friday and another in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday. In total, 500 students ranging from 1st to 8th grade went home with backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks and other school supplies.
🏆NBPA #PlayersVoice Awards 🏆
Hosted by @chrisbosh
11-Time All-Star to Reveal Awards Via Social Media
NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that 2017 Players Voice Awards will be revealed exclusively via social media tomorrow beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.
The Players Voice Awards are voted on solely by NBA players and feature many unique categories – Best Dressed, Hardest to Guard, Player You Secretly Wish Was on Your Team, Clutch Performer and Best Social Media Follow – in addition to MVP, Best Rookie, Best Defender and many others.
Importantly, there are awards that recognize icons of the game -- the player who has the most Global Impact and the Most Influential Veteran.
The awards and videos will be revealed via @theNBPA on Twitter, and NBPA.com will curate all of the content throughout the day. Fans can follow along using the hashtag #PlayersVoice.
From August 11-13, @rudygay hosted the inaugural Rudy Gay #Flight22Classic at the Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk in Baltimore, Maryland. The three-day tournament benefitted Gay’s Flight 22 Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children, and featured over 40 youth teams from the east coast. Players ranging from 10 to 17 years old participated in the event and were split up into six different divisions.
At the event, Gay and his foundation also recognized leaders and organizations who are making a positive impact on the Baltimore community. Among those honored were the L2 Family Foundation, Baltimore Curriculum Project, and Mothers of Murdered Sons