POSTED ON 9/7/10 | The Manifest Foundation will give local at-risk youth the chance of a lifetime April 14 when it hosts “Hoops & Hugs,” a mini basketball camp with former Chicago Bulls coach Michael Brown and the NBA’s first female head coach, Nancy Lieberman. Almost 30 children and teens who are on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada’s waiting list and from The Embracing Project will learn from and be mentored by two of basketball’s greats during the two-hour event.

“Hoops & Hugs” participants will play on a specially constructed DreamCourt, a Manifest Foundation/Nancy Lieberman Foundation basketball court provided by Connor Sport Court International. Afterward, equipment from the event will be donated to a local organization that desperately needs it.

The Manifest Foundation is leading the way to unite nonprofits with shared goals to work to create a bigger impact on their communities and world. The Manifest Foundation will explain the need for nonprofits to work together to reach their shared goals during a short press conference. Other youth advocates in attendance will include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada Vice President of Program Services Molly Latham, Manifest Foundation Executive Director Spryte Loriano, The Embracing Project Co-Founder and former NBA coach Michael Brown, Youth Action International Founder and Executive Director Kimmie Weeks, Nancy Lieberman Foundation Founder Nancy Lieberman, and Hug It Forward Co-Founder Zach Balle.

What: The Manifest Foundation will give Las Vegas youth the opportunity to be mentored by and learn from former NBA coach Michael Brown and Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.

When: “Hoops & Hugs” basketball camp: April 14, 2011, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Press conference: April 14, 2011, 4:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Vendôme A, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Who: Nancy Lieberman, Nancy Lieberman Foundation Founder Michael Brown, The Embracing Project Co-Founder Kimmie Weeks, Youth Action International Founder and Executive Director Charles Pierson, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star CEO and President Barry Hullins, , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada Executive Director Zach Balle, Hug It Forward Co-Founder Spryte Loriano, Manifest Foundation Executive Director Joe Ure, Connor Sport Court International Vice President of Distribution Mike Azcue, WorldVentures CEO Wayne Nugent, WorldVentures CVO

Contact Information: Spryte Loriano 541-291-0707 [email protected]

The Manifest Foundation [email protected]