Master P and his son Romeo are getting ready to put on a free basketball camp for over 1,000 kids, who will get an opportunity to meet retired NBA players Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Mark Jackson. The “Game of Life Basketball Camp” is designed for children ages 7 – 16 and will feature basketball lessons from the former NBA champs, who will also teach the campers the importance of good health and mental well being.
“This will be an experience that these kids will remember for the rest of their lives. My basketball coach help save my life, hopefully I can do the same for this generation,” Master P told AllHipHop.com.
Romeo also commented on the camp:
“The purpose of the camp is to allow children to have the opportunity to exercise their bodies and their minds…just because you come from a low-income community it doesn’t mean you can’t strive to be better,” Romeo stated. “We are hoping that with our camps we can inspire these kids to have vision, follow their dreams and believe in themselves. They need to know that education is essential and that they do have options.”
The free camp will hold its first session this weekend (Sat. Jun 26) at 8 AM at Pasadena High School in Pasadena, CA and will be followed by a celebrity basketball game scheduled to kick off at 4 PM.