Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Camp Lakers Coming To Santa Barbara

Here's a release from the Lakers about their summer youth basketball camp in Santa Barbara. All the sign-up information is listed below. It is a great opportunity for young basketball players, regardless of skill level.


EL SEGUNDO-- The Los Angeles Lakers will conduct "Camp Lakers", presented by, a youth basketball camp for boys ages 9-18, this July in two sessions, it was announced by the team. The camps will be held for the ninth consecutive year on the campus of UC Santa Barbara. Session one will be held July 5-9; session two will be held July 10-14.

As in the past, both current and former Lakers players and coaches will make guest appearances to help with on-court instruction. Previous players/coaches who have made appearances include: Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Luke Walton, Jordan Farmar, Ronny Turiaf, Brian Cook, Sasha Vujacic, Smush Parker, Rick Fox, Derek Fisher, Devean George, Slava Medvedenko, Kareem Rush, Mark Madsen, Brian Shaw, James Worthy, Kurt Rambis, Tex Winter, Jim Cleamons, Frank Hamblen, Bill Bertka and Mitch Kupchak to name a few.

"We are pleased to offer young basketball players the unique opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge of the game by providing an experienced coaching staff complemented with appearances and instruction from Lakers players, coaches and scouts," said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "Camp Lakers encourages the importance of teamwork, dedication and sportsmanship and UC Santa Barbara is a great location for camp."

Cost of the camp is $670 per camper, per session for overnight campers (includes $20 refundable key deposit) and $470 per camper, per session for day campers. Net proceeds from the camps are used by the Lakers for charitable purposes.

Approximately 6,000 campers have attended Camp Lakers over the past eight years, and the camps have sold out every year. It is anticipated that this year's camps will sell out by late May.

For more information, please call the camp hotline at (310) 426-6055, email: or visit the Lakers website at

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