The NBA veteran will host 200 girls, ages 7-18, at the event at state-of-the-art Basketball City facility.
Online PR News – 22-June-2019 – New York, NY – On Saturday, June 22, 2019, NBA veteran and Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll and The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) will host their second annual basketball clinic and empowerment event for approximately 200 girls ages 7-18 at the state-of-the-art Basketball City facility in Manhattan. The free clinic will include drills led by the best in the game, complimentary lunch, special giveaways, and inspirational guest speakers who are blazing a trail for women in sports.
CFF's first all-girls basketball clinic in 2018 featured guest speakers and renowned sports reporters Sarah Kustok (YES Network and FOX Sports) and Taylor Rooks (Bleacher Report and Turner Sports) who shared words of wisdom and encouragement with the girls.
This year, the clinic will again feature fun skill-building activities, professional instruction from DeMarre Carroll and other coaching staff, guest speakers, and more.
Confirmed speakers include Kustok, NBA analyst and former basketball standout at DePaul University; Lauren Okafor, former WNBA player; Gina Nassivera, manager in the Nets' front office; New York Liberty Legend Kym Hampton and more.
Music will be provided by teenage DJ phenoms DJs Amira & Kayla. Participants will also receive lunch from Trader Joe's and hydration provided by BodyArmor. In addition, Modell's and Adidas will provide special gifts for participants.
With gym space dominated by boys' tournaments and league games, girls are often left with lower quality facilities located in remote areas, thus experiencing much higher drop-off rates than boys in basketball and other organized team sports. This clinic aims to empower girls from underserved communities and help minimize opportunity gaps experienced by female athletes.
About The Carroll Family Foundation
The Carroll Family Foundation provides support for youth in underserved areas in addition to education and fundraising to develop enhanced preventives, diagnostic services and treatments for adolescents suffering from pediatric liver disorders. Learn more at thecarrollfamilyfoundation.org.
About Champions for Philanthropy
Champions for Philanthropy was founded in 2017. CFP assists professional athletes in furthering their philanthropic pursuits by establishing and/or managing their nonprofit organizations, as well as creating other charitable vehicles and providing direction and avenues to give back. The founders of Champions for Philanthropy created the website, The Sport of Philanthropy, to highlight and profile professional athletes, professional teams and professional leagues who are giving back to the community through their charitable giving and charitable endeavors.