Kids (ages 10-15) will be able to learn from a pro on Saturday, as Satnam Singh hosts a free basketball camp in Langley.
Singh, a second-round pick by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, was the first player from India ever drafted into the NBA.
Hailing from Ballo Ke, Punjab, India, the 21-year-old is a hero for many.
The camp will incorporate hands-on, professional, and structured training in the form of drills and games led by NCAA athletes, a renowned coaching staff, and volunteers.
“The purpose of the event is to inspire youth in the Indo-Canadian community and all kids from ages 10-15, and to show them that with hard work, dedication, and passion, anything is possible,” camp organizer Sajen Gill told Daily Hive.
Here is what camp organizers have told Daily Hive about what to expect:
Camp Vision: To enhance the basketball and personal development of student athletes through leadership, character, and high performance training.
Camp Objective: Our primary objective is to encourage, prepare, and support campers in reaching their full individual potential and become productive citizens. Our goal is that each camper is able to improve their life skills and basketball skills, as well as become a leader in their schools, community and on the basketball court. Our commitment is to provide an enjoyable, skill enhancing basketball camp for the youth of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to helping the campers reach their full potential.
Camp Philosophy: Together, our campers, families and volunteers work to establish a safe and positive environment so every camper can get the most out of their experience, develop their skills, and increase their knowledge in the game of basketball.
Due to higher than expected levels of interest, the camp had to be moved from its original location, at Guru Angad Dev Elementary School in Surrey.
Satnam Singh Basketball Camp
When: June 17, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre
Price: Free (Children 10 to 15)