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September 18, 2008
Get interactive with free Oak Park camp

BLOG UPDATE: The camp folks have informed me that the camp is full, although any no-shows will be filled by kids who are on the premises.


It's free. Actually free. No fine print, quotation marks, disclaimers or hidden charges.
A free basketball camp hosted solely by local hoops guru Guss Armstead would be more than worth attending, but this has much more than that. Kevin Martin, Bobby Jackson and ... Marty McNeal! That's right, the Bee columnist will be among those joining Kings players and a score of hoops celebs in Oak Park on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Celebrity Basketball Clinic.

First, the particulars ...

When: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday

Where: At the Dr. Ephraim Family Life Center, 4036 14th Avenue, Sacramento

Who: Up to 150 children will be permitted to spend the day - as the release says - "learning basketball fundamentals, the importance of team work, and receiving words of encouragement from area celebrities" in Jackson, Martin, and former Sheldon High/Duke star and current Golden State Warrior DeMarcus Nelson. Children will receive a t-shirt, photos, lunch, prizes, and mini basketballs. Water/thirst aide will be provided to children throughout the day. Special guests also include Monarchs legend Ruthie Bolton.

Second, the charge issued by this here Kings blog: Anyone attending the event (which I can't attend) should e-mail me pictures of their day (, preferably shots with your kids interacting with the Kings guys or other big names (Marty included). Assuming I get a good response, I'll post the pictures in a future blog. - Sam Amick

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