National Youth Basketball Program Comes to Sacramento


National Youth Basketball Program Comes to Sacramento

-- Kings team up with National Basketball Academy to offer special youth basketball program for Sacramento-area children --


SACRAMENTO, CA, November 8, 2010 -- The Sacramento Kings have joined several NBA teams in offering a unique youth program to area boys and girls ages 4 to 18. The National Basketball Academy will run a specially-developed youth basketball program including camps, clinics, tournaments and youth basketball training beginning in the fall of 2010.

“We’re pleased to have this opportunity to pair with the Kings to bring a quality program to the area,” said the National Basketball Academy’s Shane Kline-Ruminski, who played professional basketball overseas before launching the company in 2002. “Our experience with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets and the Houston Rockets has helped us refine our programming to the point where we can provide unparalleled training and programs while keeping it fun for the kids.”

The company will work with local schools and recreation programs to bring camps into communities throughout the area. The program, titled the “Sacramento Kings Youth Program,” will begin this year with clinics, skill and performance training programs and six to eight summer camps and will have programming available every month throughout the year. Every participant will receive tickets for Kings games as well as great basketball instruction.

To learn more about the National Basketball Academy, visit www.thebasketballacademy.com.

About Maloof Sports and Entertainment:
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and ARCO Arena. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 11 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit kings.com, arcoarena.com or call 916-928-0000.