Delonte West Foundation Hosts Free Baksetball Clinic in Dorchester

On Saturday, August 19, kids from Boys & Girls Club of Boston had the opportunity to join Celtics' guard Delonte West for a free basketball clinic at Blue Hills Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester. This free clinic provided youth the opportunity to work on their basketball skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork skills, while building self-esteem both on and off the court. Each participant received a T-shirt, basketball and refreshments as well as had the opportunity to meet Delonte.

Delonte West Foundation Clinic

The Delonte West Foundation Basketball Clinic was sponsored by the Delonte West Foundation, Dick's Sporting Goods, Verizon Wireless and VitaminWater.

The Delonte West Foundation, a fund of the Institute for Science and Health, strives to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and the arts.

Delonte's primary objective is to partner with Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a Washington D.C. based organization, and expand their incredible programming and curriculum. Life Pieces To Masterpieces' mission/purpose is to provide African American males, living in low-income and public housing, with opportunities to discover their ability to change challenges into possibilities by using art as an outlet.

In addition, Delonte is working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to create an incentive program that rewards children for making positive decisions. Members will have the opportunity to receive incentive items based on their personal successes in school, at home, and at the community center.

For more information on the Delonte West Foundation, contact Tiffani Wilson at 314-291-1880 or by email at tiffwilson@aol.com.

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