Sixers Youth Foundation Revitalizing Communities One Court at a Time.

SIXERS YOUTH FOUNDATION, THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND, CITY OF CAMDEN AND CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR REVITALIZED BASKETBALL COURT

 

BASKETBALL CLINIC LED BY PHILADELPHIA 76ERS LEGEND WORLD B. FREE TO OCCUR AFTER CEREMONY FOR MORE THAN 50 COOPER’S POYNT FAMILY SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

WHO:

Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck

Philadelphia 76ers Executive Director of Social Responsibility Amy Hever

Camden City School District Chief Operating Officer Onome Pela-Emore

The Trust for Public Land Senior Vice President of Field Programs Jeff Danter

More than 50 Cooper’s Poynt Family School students

76ers ENT, featuring Dancers, Dunk Squad, Stixers and mascot Franklin

Philadelphia 76ers Legend World B. Free

 

WHAT:

The Sixers Youth Foundation, the City of Camden, The Trust for Public Land and Camden City School District will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cooper’s Poynt Family School in Camden to unveil a revitalized outdoor basketball court.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, Sept. 18

2 – 4 p.m.

                                            

WHERE:

Cooper’s Poynt Family School

201 State Street

Camden, NJ 08102

 

DETAILS:

The Sixers Youth Foundation, City of Camden, The Trust for Public Land and Camden City School District will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cooper’s Poynt Family School in Camden to unveil a revitalized outdoor basketball court.

 

Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck, 76ers Executive Director of Social Responsibility Amy Hever, Camden City School District Chief Operating Officer Onome Pela-Emore, The Trust for Public Land Senior Vice President of Field Programs Jeff Danter and Cooper’s Poynt Family School Principal Janine Casella will all speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony before the event transitions to a basketball clinic. More than 50 Cooper’s Poynt Family School students will receive basketball lessons from 76ers legend World B. Free.

 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony continues the relationship that the Sixers Youth Foundation has with Cooper’s Poynt Family School as it is also a Math Hoops site. Math Hoops, an NBA Cares-adopted program, is a fast-paced basketball board game that teaches students math skills through direct engagement with the real stats of their favorite professional players.

 

The basketball court is the second phase of a three-phase project to renovate and green the entire schoolyard. Thanks to The Trust for Public Land and partners, the asphalt expanse will become a hub for climate resiliency, improved health and education, and equitable community empowerment. This project is the Sixers Youth Foundation’s first collaboration with The Trust for Public Land, the nation’s leader in creating green schoolyards.

 

ABOUT THE SIXERS YOUTH FOUNDATION:

The Sixers Youth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is committed to positively impacting the lives of young people in the Greater Delaware Valley. Its mission is to use the power of sports and entertainment to inspire and educate future generations in the classroom and on the court. For more information go to www.SixersYouthFoundation.org.

 

ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, having won three World Championships, earning nine trips to The Finals and making 49 playoff appearances over 70 seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.