Foyle returns to inspire local youth

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, July 16, 2013

Adonal Foyle returns to St. Vincent & the Grenadines with a team of dedicated American volunteers to reach over 800 Vincentian youth this summer.

2013 marks a decade of service to over 6000 youths by Foyle’s Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF). Planned activities include Athletics & Academics Camps, mini basketball clinics, and reading events based on Foyle’s children’s book, Too-Tall Foyle Finds His Game.

Foyle will also give a special leadership and motivational talk to all the youths participating in the Windward Island School Games.

The Athletics & Academics Camps will take place at the following venues:

  • July 22nd & 23rd (9am to 1pm): Arnos Vale Sports Complex – press are invited to attend opening ceremony at 9am
  • July 24th & 25th (9am to 1pm): Port Elizabeth Hard Court, Bequia
  • July 27th & 30th (9am to 1pm): Friendship Hard Court, Canouan
  • July 29th (9am to 1pm): Ashton Hard Court, Union Island

KLF has taken the development of youth to heart in their Athletics & Academics Camps which give them the opportunity to learn fundamental basketball skills, in addition to HIV/AIDS awareness, leadership skills and more; all while being motivated to pursue their dreams. In addition to meals, coaching, and an official KLF camp T-shirt, each child will also receive a book though an on-site book fair to promote literacy. This year’s Athletics & Academics Camp will be open-to-all youths on day one. Coaches will then select a group of 30 youths based on their behavior and performance for a second day of camp.

“I’ve had an amazing life, playing in the NBA for thirteen years and making it to the NBA Finals, but for me, my crowning achievement was being the first person in my family to graduate from college and also earn a Masters in Sports Psychology,” said Foyle.

“Being a successful student was as important to me as becoming an NBA player, and thus I use our[Athletics & Academics] Camps to encourage youth to commit to excellence in both academics and athletics, helping them realize they are the drivers of their own dreams.”