BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS

Hard to believe that today is the last day of camp. The kids all worked hard and improved throughout the week. I cannot imagine going to a camp and not be able to understand what the coaches are saying. Some of the translators have trouble understanding what we are saying, so imagine what is going thru a young players mind. The kids that understand English have such an advantage when running drills or running a play. Last night ran into two former Nike All Asia Camp players, Ito and Matsui. They were great players at the Nike camp and both went to Montrose Christian. After High School Ito attended the University of Portland and Matsui went on to play at Columbia. They are currently playing professionally in Japan and both play for Toyota. They just won the JBL championship. Here at the BWB camp there are quite a few kids that are being recruited by schools stateside. Basketball is a great game that provides opportunities for so many kids from all over the world. Basketball Without Borders helps these kids grow not only as players but as people too. Besides basketball they provide these kids with invaluable tools thru life skills sessions. They have courses on leadership, teamwork, sex education, etc… Basketball Without Borders changes so many lives, not only the kids but also the coaches. Cannot thank the entire BWB staff for all of their help in making everyone feel at home and for making our lives so easy. Thanks to God for giving me the life that I have.

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