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NBA Veteran & HSBCAMPS Coach Felipe Lopez Embodies What The Spirit of “Giving Back” Is All About
Felipe’s passion for others stems from his love for his son and desire to create opportunities that were absent during his own childhood. Though for many, All-Star weekend is about parties and glamour, for Lopez, it’s all business. Running from appearances and interviews, to clinics and events, the highlight of Felipe’s weekend is not the lights of Hollywood, but rather the faces of the hundreds of young people he gets to interact with. He is utilizing the weekend lineup of events (with the help of some of his NBA friends), to raise money for his Foundation in New York, and work with HSBCAMPS Director Carson Sofro to further the nationally growing basketball initiatives reach, amongst the NBA’s elite. “The weekend has been great. Between the NBA events, the Foundations progress, and reconnecting with HSB, it has all been very successful,”
Sofro and Lopez first connected in 2010, at an HSBCAMPS summer session in Bend, Oregon and their friendship has grown ever since. “There were so many synergies between what Felipe is doing in New York, and what we are trying to do all over the country, that we quickly embraced each others strengths and formed a partnership,”
For more information on HSBCAMPS, Felipe Lopez, and the work they’re doing, visit http://www.hsbcamps.com.
Hot Shot Basketball Camps (HSBCAMPS, LLC.) is America's leader in bringing young basketball players of all ages face-to-face with the pros. Founded in the summer of 2007 by Director Carson Sofro, HSBCAMPS is now gearing up for its fifth campaign and operations throughout the western United States. Sofro, joined by a cast of Collegiate and Professional coaches and players, delivers a world-class basketball experience to kids (Grades 1-12) for a fraction of the price of similar programs. HSBCAMPS is committed to giving back, donating a portion of proceeds to schools and non-profits, as well as the HSBCARES fund. Through the HSBCARES fund, HSBCAMPS is able to award camp scholarships, support basketball programs for disabled and underprivileged children, and provide public schools and youth programs with vital basketball equipment to operate at the highest level. For more information and to register, visit http://www.HSBCAMPS.com.
About The Felipe Lopez Foundation
The Felipe Lopez Foundation actively seeks to augment youth and diverse communities via tailored programs enhancing educational resources while bettering their physical and social welfare. The foundation works with various agencies and organizations that support the positive development of young and diverse communities by providing enrichment in education and healthy lifestyle promotion. The Felipe Lopez Foundation is dedicated to employ athletics as a vehicle of global education to impede ignorance and build a healthy foundation for our youthful leaders.
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Hot Shot Basketball Camps (HSBCAMPS, LLC.) is America's leader in bringing young basketball players of all ages face-to-face with the pros.