Jr. NBA Camp DR at the CMS Shark Center
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and five-time NBA All-Star Al Horford of the Philadelphia 76ers, held the first Jr. NBA camp in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at the CMS Shark Center from July 25 to 27, 2019.
We were honored to open our doors for the first Jr. NBA camp in the Dominican Republic. We strongly believe in the benefit of sports and youth development, as well as programs that benefit and contribute to the community. We are sure participants had an enriching educational experience filled with personal and athletic growth.
The three-day camp hosted 108 local boys and girls (ages 14-16) from under-served communities across the Dominican Republic selected by Horford’s non-profit organization, La Tribu de Quisqueya. Among the participants, 12 students from CMS Maintenance staff families had the opportunity to take part of this experience.
The camp format, led by the NBA and Horford, featured on-court drills, competitions and scrimmages, along with life skills sessions run by NBA coaches, trainers and staff to instill core values consistent with Jr. NBA principles, such as teamwork, respect, determination and community.