First-Ever BWB Camp In Dominican Republic Tips Off In Santa Domingo

The 8th edition of BWB Americas, and the first BWB Americas ever held in the Dominican Republic, got off to a fast-paced start at the Centro Olimpico, as 51 campers from 18 North and South American countries took the floor to learn from NBA and FIBA players, legends, and coaches, including Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva, Corey Brewer, Tito Horford, Felipe Lopez, and 2011 BWB Americas alum and new member of the Portland Trail Blazers Luis Montero.

After the opening press conference, which included remarks by Philippe Moggio (NBA Senior Vice President, Latin America), Alberto Garcia (Secretary General, FIBA Americas), and Rafael Uribe (President, Dominican Basketball Federation), the campers did positional drills and skill development. The morning concluded with three 16-minute scrimmages before the campers broke for lunch.

The afternoon featured a Jr. NBA clinic for local children, teaching the values of the game such as teamwork, leadership, respect and healthy living. There was also some healthy competition as the kids divided into groups for shooting competitions. The day concluded with remarks by Al Horford, who stressed the importance of hard work and education to the kids.

Between the nearly 70 media in attendance and the fans in the stands, there was a great atmosphere throughout the day. Everyone is looking forward to getting back on the court tomorrow for Day 2.
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