NBA big man Josh Powell is at it yet again with his “21 Reasons To Give” celebrity weekend. Formerly held in Raleigh, Powell opted to move the venue to his hometown of Atlanta. The weekend starts off this Friday with a three-day camp for youngsters from the ages of 8-18. The festivities also include a celebrity bowling tournament with the likes of Dwight Howard, Jamal Crawford, Marquis Daniels and others on Friday night at the super-chic 300 bowling alley in ATL. Admission to the bowling tourney is a donation of $10 in school supplies and with a cause like that, you’d be hard pressed not to go and rub elbows with some of the NBA’s finest. SLAM will be in the building all weekend long to provide you with coverage.
Here’s more information from our friends at 21 Reasons To Give:
Basketball Camp July 27-29 at Dunwoody High School [5035 Vermack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338]
Girls and Boys ages 8-18
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Back to School Bowling Tournament: Friday, July 27, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
2175 Savoy Drive Atlanta, GA 30341
Admission: school supply valued at $10.00
The school supplies will be given to campers on Sunday so they can begin the school year with new supplies.
Josh Powell established his 21 Reasons to Give Foundation in 2009 to proactively address the needs of youth in communities from North Carolina to Georgia. Since it’s inception, the foundation has supported a variety of community focused events and programs which include but are not limited to the following:
- Celebrity school and hospital visits
- Basketball clinics and camps (several U.S. cities)
- Toy drives - Funded computer labs
- Sponsored and hosted children and families at professional sports games
- Supported Habitat for Humanity projects
- Partnered with other non-profit organizations
- Sponsored Dreamnight at Zoo Atlanta (private event for terminally ill children and their families)
July 27-29, 2012, will mark the fourth annual weekend however the first time the 21 Reasons to Give Foundation will host a weekend in Atlanta, prior weekends have been in Raleigh, North Carolina where Josh attended college at North Carolina State University.