Former Laker A.C. Teaches Kids More than Basketball

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A.C. Green Basketball Leadership & Skills Camp, presented by the South Pasadena Educational Foundation,  returned this week to South Pasadena Middle School. The camp, now in its fifth year, challenges players in all aspects of the game on the court, as well as off through participation in leadership and character development. While part of each day is spent learning basketball skills, practicing drills and improving techniques, participants also spend time learning about life, including nutrition and managing money. The goal of the Leadership Program is to identify and encourage leaders among children who might otherwise be forgotten – those who lack positive role models, are physically and/or emotionally abused, or economically disadvantaged.   Through interaction with A.C. Green and other positive role models, campers learn that realizing their purpose in life can make the difference in achieving their true potential. Above, A.C. Green talked to campers on the first day of camp on Monday.

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