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Teleos Prep Academy
December 15, 2009
The Phoenix Suns hosted a holiday party for students from Teleos Prep Academy on Dec. 14. Teleos is a charter school that services low-income students.
The kids were able to get in some shooting before the party started.
NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier was the emcee for the event. More than 90 third and fourth-graders attended.
Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry made an enthusiastic appearance.
Assistant coach Dan Majerle also made an appearance.
As did Suns guard Goran Dragic.
Suns rookie Taylor Griffin was also in the house.
Suns guard Steve Nash greeted the kids as well.
As was Robin Lopez.
Suns captain Grant Hill spoke to the kids.
A student asks a question to the guys. Jarron Collins (background) also joined the party.
Suns guiard Jason Richardson smiles at the sight of the kids.
Lopez meets with his group.
Nash lines them up.
Gentry gives the finer points of passing.
Dan Majerle helps with shooting.
Robin Lopez becomes a dribbler.
Grant Hill shows the proper chest pass.
Dragic enjoys the moment.
Nash coordinates the layup drill.
Nash is ready to receive a pass.
A hug is always a good reward.
Dragic offers more dribbling tips.
Gentry really gets into it.
Majerle gives high-fives all around.
Richardson played hurt with a sore wrist.
The Gorilla makes an appearance and is immediately involved in the action.
Dragic protects the post-clinic pizza.
A new job for the two-time MVP?
Colliins enjoys the meal with his group.
The Gorilla is not really going to hit Nash with that plate is he?
Apparently he did but it was just a paper plate.
Gifts were distributed to each of the students.
The gifts included games as well as basketballs.
The kids show off their merchandise.
The Teleos third and fourth-graders. Teleos focuses on educating students for the lifelong pusuit of truth, goodness and beauty.