9th Annual Matt Barnes Basketball Camp

Athletes Versus Cancer founder and NBA basketball player Matt Barnes has returned this year to host his 9th annual basketball camp for the youth within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The training camp took place at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades from August 12 to August 14th. The camp offerse basketball development for both boys and girls, ages 6-15. The camp consisted of basketball drills, workouts and game competitions to instill confidence in players ability. It was designed to help players at all levels improve their basketball skills ad understand the game's techniques through shooting, dribbling, 5-on-5 games and strategic skills conditioning and training. During the three day weekend, former and present NBA players stopped in to maximize each campers experience to discuss basketball, life and their success on and off the court with the competitors. Of these NBA players were Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Jelani McCoy, and Jamaal Wilkes.

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Damian Lillard signing basketballs.

Damian Lillard is seen signing basketball equipment and gear to be awarded to campers during the competition giveaways.

A DJ from REAL 92.3 LA hosting.

A big thank you to REAL 92.3 for coming out to host the campers during their lunch break to entertain the crowd with dance competitions and giveaways.

Damian Lillard as a special guest.

Special guest Damian Lillard stopped by to speak with the campers.

For the Layup!

This camper can be seen conducting a layup drill during the training camp.

NBA Basketball Player Chris Paul

NBA basketball player Chris Paul, also known as CP3, gives a basketball pep talk to the youth at the Matt Barnes Basketball Camp.

REAL 92.3 LA hosting at the camp

REAL 92.3 LA came out to show support of the camp by providing music, dance competitions and free giveaways to the campers.

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Camper conducts dribbling drills on Day 1 of the Matt Barnes Basketball Camp.

Group Photo

A group photo of the entire basketball camp, to include staff, coaches, volunteers and campers.

Dance Competition

Campers participate in a dance competition sponsored and hosted by REAL 92.3 LA.

Day 1: Strategic Skills Conditioning

Campers conducting strategic skills conditioning and training on Day 1 of camp.

NBA Basketball Player Matt Barnes

Founder of Athletes Versus Cancer and creator of the Matt Barnes Basketball Camp, NBA basketball player Matt Barnes.

One of the campers share a smile during conversation with Damian Lillard.

Group Photo w/ Damian Lillard

The campers took a group photo with NBA basketball player Damian Lillard.

Dance Off

The youth participated in a dance off during a lunch break on Day 3 at the camp.

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