Basketball legend Vince Carter,
number 15 on the Orlando Magic, will make a guest appearance in Cayman, and
will offer a demonstration at a basketball camp.
The six-foot, six-inch swingman
will be on hand for a couple of days at the Cayman Islands Basketball
Association’s Orlando Magic Basketball Camp at the Camana Bay arts and
Children attending the camp will
get a chance to meet Mr. Carter, who won a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney
Olympic Games, and will get to witness first-hand some of his signature moves.
Mr. Carter, 33, is well known for
his dunking abilities, having won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
He played college basketball at the
University of North Carolina, and started his professional career with the
Toronto Raptors in 1998. In 2004 he was signed by the New Jersey Nets, where he
stayed until being traded to the Magic in 2009.
Some of Mr. Carter’s other
achievements include being selected for the NBA All Stars game eight years in a
row and earning the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 1999.
Accompanying Carter will be Magic
staff and some of the best coaches in Central Florida to help out the children
at the camp.
The summer camp runs from 26-30
July and is open to children ages 7-16 in two separate sessions: from
8.30am-noon for ages 7-11, and from 12.30pm-4pm for ages 12-16.
Both sessions are coed and cater to
any skill level. Children will be taught drills, and there will be skill
contests and games.
Cost is $100 per child and parents
are urged to sign up their children soon, since space is limited. Each child
who signs up will receive a T-shirt, and a light snack will be provided.