Jun 12, 2019
HONOLULU, June 12, 2019 – About 100 youth from across the state of Hawaiʻi will participate in a five-day basketball camp, led by two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis in partnership with Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT).
The basketball camp, for boys and girls ages 8 to 14, will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena from Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15. Camp activities will provide opportunities for youth to learn basketball fundamentals,participate in basketball drills, build upon a Native Hawaiian cultural foundation, and enhance 21st century leadership skills.
Research shows that positive youth development initiatives, and sports specifically, increase the physical health, self-esteem, and self-efficacy of youth. Programs that successfully help young people make gains in these areas are more likely to see outcomes like lower substance abuse, fewer psychological and social problems, and less violent behavior. LT ʻŌlino Sports Pathway helps youth build resilience in the face of challenge to better enable them to break the cycle of poverty.
Over his 13-year career, Baron Davis played for the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, and Charlotte Hornets. Ten coaches with varied experiences from the NBA and college-level sports have committed their week to inspiring LT’s kamaliʻi. Among the coaches are NBA players Matt Barnes and Jelani McCoy. They are availabe for press interviews and photo ops on Thursday, June 13 from 10:00-11:00AM. Please contact LT for more information.
The Baron Davis Basketball Camp is supported by UWish which celebrates diversity and upholds the spirit of goodwill and community.
About Lili’uokalani Trust
Liliʻuokalani Trust was established in 1909 by Hawaiʻi’s last ruling monarch, the beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani. Her Deed of Trust directs that the Queen’s assets be utilized to serve and provide for orphan and destitute Hawaiian children, in perpetuity. With its vision of “e nā kamalei lupalupa, thriving Hawaiian children,” LT believes that every child has the inner strength and self determination to discover their path to a thriving life, and strives to transform lives.
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