Sacramento Kings rookie and former WildcatSkal Labissierehasn’t been home to Haiti since coming over to the United States seven years ago, Skal is back this week to host a basketball camp. Labissiere announced last month that he will host 50 of the top high school basketball players and coaches in his native Port-au-Prince for his first Camp S.K.A.L. basketball clinic July 19-21.
“This will be my first time back home in seven years,” Labissiere said. “I’m blessed to be in a place now where I can give back to my Port-au-Prince community and this is just the start of more free Camp S.K.A.L. events there in the future. I look forward to sharing some of the basketball and life knowledge I’ve gained over the years.”
Labissière partnered with Reach Your Dream, a non-profit organization promoting spiritual awareness, self-confidence, and innovative thinking for future generations in communities throughout the world. Reach Your Dream helped Labissière relocate to the United States before high school to pursue his educational and basketball goals.
“Without the good people of Reach Your Dream, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” added Labissière. “It’s only fitting, that we work together on Camp S.K.A.L. to provide similar opportunities to the future basketball stars of Haiti.”
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