POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Boston Celtics Forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass will host a series of basketball camps for boys and girls in the Baton Rouge and and Port Allen areas, as well as a back to school giveaway and fun day in the park in Baton Rouge.
The Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation will host the basketball camps today and Saturday at various locations followed by the community event on August 3 at the BREC Progress Park.
Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation Basketball Camps:
Friday, August 2, 2013 9:00 a.m. - noon
Devall Middle School
11851 North River Road Port Allen, LA 70767
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Camp 9:00 a.m. - noon
Capital High School
1000 N. 23rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Back to School Giveaway 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
BREC Progress Park
2680 Progress Road Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Each basketball camp is free and open to a limited number of kids. The foundation will provide each participant with tools to be become a better player, as well as encourage a deeper respect for the game of basketball. Kids will also receive a camp T-shirt and personal photograph of Bass.
Bass said, “It is a blessing to provide these young kids with the opportunity to learn not only basketball skills, but also life skills.”
Saturday’s camp will be followed by a back to school giveaway at the BREC Progress Park starting at 3pm. Guests can look forward to book bags full of school essentials, inflatables, music, snowballs and food.
Bass said, “I have been surrounded by great people and this is my chance to come back where I was raised and pass on the tools that I have learned along the way.”