Naval Station Hosts Jr. NBA Clinic

Naval Station Norfolk’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation  Department will host the Jr. NBA on Sunday, Nov. 12. from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During the clinic, 150 Department of Defense youth and parents will receive leadership lessons and basketball skills from NBA/WNBA players, Cherokee Parks and Michele Van Gorp.

In addition to the basketball clinic, autograph session and basketball game, there will be family activities, catered food and a parent seminar.

The event is open to eligible family members of active duty, Department of Defense civilians and retirees, ages six to 14.

The free clinic will be held in the McCormick Sports Center Building. It’s one of many held across the United States to help the NBA’s expanded youth basketball participation program.

Jr. NBA is a free program that allows any existing youth basketball league to receive discounts on uniforms and other youth basketball resources, as well as access to Jr. NBA events and opportunities, including NBA player/legend appearances, grant funding and professional development for coaches.

The NBA is promoting the Jr. NBA to installation leagues as part of a Commitment to Service initiative between the NBA and Department of Defense, which focuses on having athletes and service members work together to create a culture of service in their communities and promote healthy living, successful life transitions and good leadership.