Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Wali Jones will conduct the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida’s “Shooting for the Stars” basketball clinic as part of their Gollee Gator Children’s Initiative.
The clinic will be held at the Golden Gate Community Center, and will accommodate up to 100 kids between the ages of 8 to 17. Any child can participate.
Wali Jones will conduct the clinic on March 16, and feature human development training emphasizing academic excellence, problem-solving, refusal skills, increasing self-concept and self-esteem and promoting teamwork. Kids also will work on fun and exciting fundamental athletic skills through a variety of basketball drills, viewing of films, foul shooting contests and more.
This is a free clinic provided as a community service through the Gollee Gator Children’s Initiative of The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida in conjunction with The Rushman-Micah Angel Foundation.
For sponsorship information or how to sign up, call the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida at 261-5405 or visit www.mhaswfl.org.
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