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NBA veteran George Lynch, in partnership with Clark Atlanta University men’s basketball team and Hot 107.9 radio, is hosting HBCU Heroes’ Sports and STEM Camps 2020.

The free clinics, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, will be hosted three consecutive Saturdays this month; March 14, March 21 and March 28 at Clark Atlanta University. The HBCU Heroes’ Clinics will run 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. each Saturday in the Juanita P. Baranco Multipurpose Room at Clark Atlanta University. Nearly one thousand students are expected to attend.

Lynch and his business partner, Tracey Pennywell, had the vision for the camp and quickly gained the support of the business community. Dozens of Atlanta area businesses, organizations and influencers are involved in this initiative, including Clark Atlanta University, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Hot 107.9 radio, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

The HBCU HEROES clinic will offer sub-clinics throughout each day for boys and girls ages 6-15. NBA and NFL veterans will power the camps from special appearances, pep talks and skills drills.

Invitees include:

NBA legend Terry Cummings
Theo Ratcliff
NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday
NFL veteran Alge Crumpler.
HBCU legend and two-time Patriots SuperBowl Champion Tyrone Poole
HBCU legend and Eagles Champion Hugh Douglas.
The STEM clinic, led by WNBA player Niesha Butler, focuses on the introduction to the fundamentals of STEM and its disciplines.

The music clinic, led by international musician Ryan Kilgore, will introduce various careers in the music industry.

The cheer/dance clinic, led by famed choreographer Drea Kelly, will focus on teaching creative and innovative techniques skills.

There will also be a financial literacy clinic, powered by JPMorgan Chase, designed to help build financial health and teach students how to achieve financial stability.

“It is important for those of us who have achieved success to collaborate together, to reach back and show the younger generation what success looks and feels like, beyond what they see on TV,” said Lynch, co-founder of HBCU Heroes.

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With HBCU Heroes, our goal is to level the playing field for HBCU sports programs. There’s a huge disparity between seemingly unlimited funding, sponsors, and alumni support that drive Division I schools versus the limited resources that plague historically black colleges and universities’ athletic programs. After experiencing both, I’m hoping to bring some much needed balance.

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