POSTED ON 5/9/11 | A “DreamCourt” provided by Connor Sport Court International will be featured as global advocates for youth assemble at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas April 14-16.
The event is sponsored by Sport Court’s advocacy partners, the Manifest Foundation and the Nancy Lieberman Foundation.
Youth organizations in attendance will include Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada, the Embracing Project, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Texas, Youth Action International and Hug It Forward.
The DreamCourt, especially designed for Manifest and Lieberman, will be set up in the event Ballroom at the Paris Hotel. The first “Dream Court” was dedicated last August in Dallas and was the first of a series of courts planned for about 30 U.S. cities as a joint project of the Nancy Lieberman Foundation, the Manifest Foundation and Sport Court.
The event brings together Manifest Foundation donors and recipients who are catalysts in changing and uplifting the lives of children.
It will include “Hoops and Hugs,” a mini basketball camp for local at-risk youth on April 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Kids will be invited to shoot hoops with Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman, one of the greatest figures in women’s basketball, and with Michael Brown, former assistant coach of the Chicago Bulls.
“We share the goals and ideals of this program, and we are committed to helping create DreamCourts in every NBA City. We’re proud to partner with Nancy Lieberman and the Manifest Foundation,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International.
Lieberman is the first woman coach of an NBA Development League team, the Texas Legends, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks affiliate. In addition to her coaching, she is a commentator for ESPN and a motivational speaker. She also runs a series of basketball camps and clinics. Lieberman is a two-time Olympian, a former WNBA coach and player, and Author of her new book "Playbook for Success."
“Our vision for the Lieberman Foundation is to be the catalyst for the development of young girls and boys throughout the country by using basketball as a motivational tool,” Lieberman said.
“Our mission is to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future,” Lieberman said.
Michael Brown is a founder of the Embracing Project. Before joining the Bulls, Michael Brown was an11 year-NBA player with Utah, Phoenix, Minnesota and Philadelphia.
Spryte Loriano, Executive Director for the Manifest Foundation, said the DreamCourts are being planned through a partnership with Nancy Lieberman and the NBA for every city where there is an NBA National or D-League Team.
“Named after WorldVentures’ vision of helping others manifest a better life for themselves, the Manifest Foundation is dedicated to creating lasting, positive change in the world by impacting the lives of children,” said Loriano. “The Manifest Foundation believes that when youth advocate organizations with shared goals collaborate, their desired changes become reality with greater impact and efficiency, creating a ripple effect of positive change that reaches across borders and touches generations. We are proud to be part of the DreamCourt partnership.”
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For more Sport Court information contact: Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Sport Court 801-712-6411 [email protected]
For More Information About Manifest Foundation: Spryte Loriano 541-291--0707 [email protected]
For More Information on the Lieberman Foundation www.nancylieberman.com 972-473-2121