Cavaliers Host Educational Party to Celebrate a Special Birthday
Cavs, Thompson Teams Up with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
to Host Basketball Camp
Attitude and Effort Emphasized to Participants
Throughout Interactive Session
Continuing in his effort to make a difference in the lives of children with epilepsy, Cavs forward Tristan Thompson invited a group of 40 patients and their families from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital epilepsy unit to the Cleveland Clinic Courts for a mini basketball camp on Tuesday, February 12th. During the session, kids broke up into groups and took part in shooting, ball handling and defensive drills led by assistant coaches Aubrey McCreary and Jordi Fernandez. Thompson participated in the events by adding the extra “assist” and taking time to work with each patient individually.
As they were coaching the squad on mastering their hoops, McCreary and Fernandez made sure to highlight the importance of giving a full effort in every aspect of life and the difference it makes to have a positive attitude.
After the fun and festivities, the group took a water break and sat down with Thompson for a question and answer session, where he was asked about his hobbies, most embarrassing moments, favorite foods (Mom’s cooking, of course!) and the importance of an education.