Milwaukee Bucks star forward Jabari Parker will host a free camp at BYU-Hawaii on June 21.
The camp only has 100 spots, which is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-12. Campers will participate in learning and team play and have the opportunity for photos and autographs with Parker.
Alan Akina, former Kahuku basketball coach and feature of KHON2’s Financial Fitness and 101 Financial, says Parker’s Tongan ancestry is what inspired him to have the camp in Hawaii.
“It tells me that he has a big heart, that he really cares,” Akina said. “He cares about his people. He knows his Polynesian ancestry. He’s had help along the way, and I really think he wants to give back, and he knows there’s some talent here that he might be able to inspire while he’s here at the camp that you never know what could happen.
“The biggest thing is he just wants the kids to have a good time. The drills that we have, the stations that we have, the games that we have all set up for the kids are meant to do that,” Akina added.
Seven Brothers restaurant will provide a free lunch for all participants.
Click here to register online.Camp Schedule
- 8:00 – 9:00 am: Camp registration
- 9:00 -10:00 am: Group separation/introductions/warmup
- 10:00 -11:50 am: Stations
- 12:00 -1:00 pm: Break and Lunch
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Games
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Campers vs coaches
- 3:00 pm: Autographs and pictures with Jabari