Friday, March 13, 2009

Marcus Camby Opens the CambyLand Teen Center at The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, WM. E. Cope Branch

Denver, Colo. – Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will host the grand opening of the Cambyland Teen Center at the William E. Cope branch on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

The Cambyland Teen Center features six computer workstations, a DJ station, a theatre with a flat screen television, several board games and books.

“Even though I’m no longer playing in Denver, it was important to me to follow through on the commitment I made to develop this center,” said Camby. “The Denver community was great to me and my family during my six years there and it’s very rewarding to be able to give something back. I’m very excited that the project is complete and we can provide a safe place where kids can go to learn and form lasting friendships.”

In 1996, Camby established his Cambyland Foundation to partner with local schools and community organizations to provide educational opportunities for young people in underserved communities. With a primary focus on literacy for children in grades kindergarten through sixth, the Foundation encourages children to learn and enjoy reading through in-school incentive programs, funding for extra-curricular activities, and scholarships for post-secondary education. He is the founder of such programs as “Marcus’ Mentors”, a mentoring program that offers college scholarships to high school students who mentor elementary school students, “Cambyland Christmas”, an annual event designed to encourage the spirit of giving to others, and the “Cambyland Turkey Tour”, which provides Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families.

For more information on Marcus Camby and his community activities, contact Marni Colbert with the Cambyland Foundation at 303.525.5596 or visit www.cambyland.com.