ON MAY 21, AT PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S NOVAK GYMNASIUM
More than 100 youth and young adults from Washington, DC and Prince George’s County will participate.
LARGO, Md. (May 17, 2022) – The Basketball Group, the Innovation Hub at Prince George’s Community College ([email protected]) and Training Grounds, Inc are pleased to announce the “Home Court Elite” combine being held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Novak Fieldhouse on the campus of Prince George’s Community College (301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774). Local partners include Training Grounds, Inc, MCN Mid Atlantic, New Balance Athletics, Gatorade, Baxter, “Mental Check” Stress Management, Get Me Recruited, Rivals.com, Streetwize Foundation, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.
This event is designed to engage approximately (125) student-athletes from Washington, DC and Prince George’s County in experiential learning opportunities including sports, health & nutrition, technology, financial literacy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and other 21 first century skills.
Additionally, former Washington Wizard Etan Thomas and other local NBA & Collegiate athletes will be in the building! TBG and the [email protected] have assembled over 10 national collegiate basketball programs offering scholarships onsite! (Xavier University-LA, Voorhees University- SC, Point University – GA, Carlow University – PA, Southern University – LA, Stillman University – AL, St. Thomas University – FL, University of the Virgin Islands, Wiley College – TX). Student-athletes will participate in the following activities:
- Financial Literacy provided by Isaiah’s House of Hope/ Ron Curtis and the Urban Financial Services Coalition
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship presented by the [email protected]
- Mock Press Conferences provided by Kennedy George & Lexi Evans
- “Game Day Preparation” w/Healthy nutrition planning hosted at PGCC’s CulinaryArts Center • Basketball Analytics Combine hosted by T3I Sports
- Abbreviated games and drill sessions
About The Basketball Group
The Basketball Group is a hybrid sports events firm, offering unique and impactful camps utilizing lifestyle content, education, and media arts to underserved communities throughout the United States. Established in 2013, founder and executive director, Melchior “Preach” George hosted the first Memorial Day tournament, “The Capitol City” Hoop Classic in Annapolis, MD. As a result of the overwhelming response, “Preach” as he is affectionately known, created The Basketball Group to impart his 20 plus years of knowledge with organized sports organizations such as AAU to expose underserved communities to a professional and first-class experience via the allure of athletics. For more information visit www.thebasketballgroup.org/
About Prince George’s Community College
Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice of higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the College website at www.pgcc.edu.
About the [email protected]
The [email protected] is a physical and virtual space where students, faculty, businesses, and the community collaborate to solve problems, generate new ideas, create new and/or improve existing processes, services, and products. For more information visit https://www.acceleratepgc.co
About Training Grounds
Training Grounds Inc. (TGI) is nonprofit organization that was established in 2005. Our mission is to assist youth and adults with personal, career and leadership development through various trainings, programs and collaborations. Training Grounds is committed to preparing economically disadvantage individuals for living wage careers and self-sufficiency. Our unique program model is designed specifically to empower high poverty, high crime and socioeconomically challenged communities.