- Prospects to Lead Clinic at John Jay College for Special Olympics New York Athletes -
WHO: Top prospects attending the 2011 NBA Draft presented by Kia Motors including Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, Brandon Knight, and Markieff Morris
Felipe Lopez – NBA Cares Ambassador
60 Special Olympics New York athletes
WHAT: As part of the 2011 NBA Draft presented by Kia Motors, the top NBA Draft prospects will join 60 athletes from Special Olympics New York for a basketball clinic at John Jay College in New York City. Draft prospects will work with the group on basketball fundamentals while emphasizing the importance of staying active and living healthy.
The clinic is part of the NBA Cares Community Caravan which will reach more than 10,000 schools and community-based organizations and touch the lives of more than 15 million fans.
Special Olympics' global relationship with the NBA began more than 30 years ago when the league assisted Special Olympics in introducing basketball as a new sport to the movement. Since then, the NBA has enjoyed continuous involvement with Special Olympics through sponsorship of basketball tournaments, the creation of public service announcements with NBA players, international clinics in nine countries and territories as part of Basketball without Borders, and player participation at major Special Olympics events.
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