The Audacity of Hoop:

The transformative power of basketball in the lives of young people


Saturday March 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM EST
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Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 Market Street, Floor 48
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Kiosk street parking and parking garages located between 18th and Market & Chestnut Streets.

Please enter the building from Market Street.

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Event Description:

A breakfast reception featuring a panel discussion with Alexander Wolff and Craig Robinson, moderated by B.J Schecter. 

Alexander Wolff - Former Sports Illustrated writer, former owner of the Vermont Frost Heaves of the Premier Basketball League.  Mr. Wolff is the author of the book, The Audacity of Hoop, a collection of pictures and stories surrounding President Obama's engagement with the game of basketball.
Craig Robinson - Vice President of Player and Development Organization for the Milwaukee Bucks, brother of Michelle Obama, sports broadcaster, former men's Head Coach at Oregon State University and Brown University, two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton University. 


Event Logistics

Cost: Free to register.

During the event there will be opportunities to donate and contribute to PYB's Collegiate Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

Attire: Casual

Sign in:   Please enter the building from Market Street. PYB staff will be at the front desk with a sign-in sheet and name tags. You will be escorted to the 48th Floor by PYB student-athletes.

Game plan: Topics covered during panel discussion

1st quarter - The Audacity of Hoop and its many connections.

2nd quarter - Basketball and the community, coaching and mentorship.

3rd quarter - Philadelphia basketball: a story of the tradition, excellence and passion.

4th quarter - Diversity in the game what it teaches everyone who touches it.


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