Mike Conley tips off NBA's newest Youth Basketball Initiative, Jr. NBA, at Lester Community Center
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will host a skills and drills basketball clinic tomorrow at Lester Community Center for 50 kids* from the Binghampton community – his first event as the Grizzlies’ Jr. NBA Ambassador. Media is invited to attend. (*The clinic is not open to the public and has already been filled.)
The Jr. NBA presented by Under Armour is the league’s newly-launched youth basketball participation program that teaches the fundamental skills and values of the game at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the game, and to help youth develop a lifelong passion for basketball. The Jr. NBA program aims to reach five million youth ages 6-14 in the U.S. and Canada over a two-year period as part of its expanded efforts launched in October 2015.
Conley signed on to be the Grizzlies’ Jr. NBA Ambassador because of his commitment to youth development through the power of sport. He has elected to use his celebrity as an NBA player to not only teach the fundamentals of the game, but also to share the intrinsic life skills that are so crucial in the growth and development of young people. This season, Conley will host a series of clinics in which he will give participating youth basketballs, shoes and other equipment to ensure they have the tools and confidence to properly engage in the game.
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