Brandon Bass hosts annual basketball camps and back to school giveaway

Brandon Bass hosts annual basketball camps and back to school giveaway
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POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 5:23pm

Boston Celtics Forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass will host a series of basketball camps for boys and girls in the Baton Rouge, Morganza, 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 from August 1-3 at various locations followed by the community event on August 3 at the BREC Progress Park.

randon Bass Reach Back Foundation Basketball Camps:

Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pointe Coupee Central High School
8434 Pointe Coupee Rd Morganza, LA 70759

Friday, August 2, 2013 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Devall Middle School
11851 North River Road Port Allen, LA 70767

Saturday, August 3, 2013 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Capital High School
1000 N. 23rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Back to School Giveaway 3:00 p.m.-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.”

To register for the basketball camps email or call (225) 330.4924. The back to school giveaway is free and open to the public. Students must be present to receive a book bag.

The Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2008. The mission of the Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation is to provide a diverse range of programs and activities designed to encourage and enhance the lives of underprivileged youth in disadvantaged communities. The mission is supported by donations from individuals, corporations, grants, and fundraising.



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