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UNION — NBA star and Clemson alumnus Trevor Booker will host his annual basketball camp this Saturday in Union.

The Trevor Booker All-Day Basketball Camp will be held for boys and girls ages 7 and up from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, June 7, at Union County High School. The participation fee is $20 and lunch is included.

Booker — current Washington Wizards forward — said he is happy to announce a partnership with United Way and Clemson University for this year’s youth basketball camp.

Booker, a fourth year NBA veteran and Clemson alumni, is currently working with Clemson’s Youth Learning Institute to develop a program that will incorporate a full hour of educational activities into his future camps.

“I realize that my celebrity can be used to positively impact the (Upstate South Carolina) and Washington, DC communities by creating new business partnerships and increasing youth involvement in after school and summer programs in both areas,” Booker said. “It’s extremely important that I reach out and give back to those that invested and believed in me. I think partnerships with great non-profit organizations like United Way and YLI are huge steps in accomplishing my vision, and I want to ignite more NBA players to do the same.”

Booker is carrying on the legacy of another Clemson basketball star, Greg Buckner, whose camps since 2005 have attracted NBA heavyweights, Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, and Andre Miller in past years. Booker’s camp has brought in NBA superstars John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets to participate and offer motivational messages to the children in attendance.

For more information, contact Christopher Brown at chrisbrownpr@gmail.com or at 864-612-8950.

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