Boise, ID, June 23, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Coach Jamaal Al-Din, owner of Boise's Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 now has a national agenda. Coach Jamaal is arranging a Peace Acnowledgement Day for all of our nation to participate in. Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 of Boise, Idaho is quickly becoming recognized as Boise, Idaho's basketball commodity for kids. Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 World Peace Acknowledgement Day will highlight our nation's pride and acceptance of the code of world peace. T-shirts will be produced and sold nationally and worn on a date to be announced in the summer of 2008.
This idea came to Coach Jamaal as a result of watching the NBA Playoffs and Finals over the past two seasons.
"The fans have collaborated in unison which is great to witness at any sporting venue. When togetherness and unity is exemplified in sports, it's a beautiful thing," says Jamaal Al-Din.
We've seen the NBA's Miami Heat with Shaquille O'Neal and Dwayne Wade with their crowd sporting all white t-shirts during last year's NBA Championship Series. And this year, the Golden State Warriors crowd wearing yellow t-shirts, Utah Jazz fans sporting baby blue t-shirts, Cleveland Cavalier fans in red and the World Champion San Antonio Spurs crowd decked out in all white, this has become a true cultural, sporting fad.
Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 will sell and distribute t-shirts, nationally. These t-shirts will have the Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 logo on the front, a patriotic
slogan on the back, and yes, colors of red, white and blue on the sleeve.
"This will be a very creative and memorable day for all those involved. A great opportunity to show your patriotism as an american citizen," says Coach Jamaal.
One since of irony is that Coach Jamaal attended Mountain Home High School in Idaho as a military dependent at Mountain Home Air Force Base. And with our country's perseverance over the past several years politically, with Iraq and other countries it makes the organization of such a patriotic event, even more impressive.
Coach Jamaal Al-Din is from a long line of basketball. Jamaal Al-Din's accomplishments include:
Played for the great, legendary Coach Ed Palubinskas of Olympic fame and college history. Ed Palubinskas set Olympic scoring records while playing for the Australian Olympic Basketball National Team and is well known for his shooting accuracy so much that he tutored the NBA great Shaquille O'Neal while with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and currently the NBA's Miami Heat. Shaquille O'Neal is arguably the most recognized sports figures in the World!
"Ed Palubinskas was great to play for, he made me work really hard and taught me to shoot with accuracy," said Jamaal.
Ed Palubinskas is developer of Baden's "Smartball" advertised on the NFL Network and ESPN.
"I can remember, as well as I'm sure my teammates can recall 'Coach Palubinskas' singling me out after practice to run sprints! I remember vividly 'Coach P' stating to me 'on the line,' over and over again, so many times that I soon understood how important the game was. The irony is that I didn't walk out of practice, I ran every sprint he demanded of me and I returned to practice the next day...the rest is history! The State of Idaho's leading scorer that year at 24 pts/gm. Hard work pays off." ---Coach Jamaal Al-Din
Top Defensive Player at the University of Michigan Basketball Camp http://www.mgoblue.com
All-State Varsity Basketball Mountain Home High School
Averaged 24 pts/game as State's Leading Scorer
Member of Idaho Sports Exchange Basketball Team which competed in Germany. The Idaho Sports Exchange was coached by Gary Buell of Idaho Falls High School and included former University of Idaho star and NFL player Yo Murphy.
"Yo was an even better basketball player, and just think, the whole time we competed in Germany, the guy never tied his shoes. I mean, he literally played with his shoes untied."---Coach Jamaal Al-Din
Received the Treasure Valley Community College Coaches Award from Coach Drake Wallick
Played for Coach Charlie Miller at West Virginia Wesleyan College
Notable West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats: Press Maravich coached at West Virginia Wesleyan College before LSU. (He is the father of LSU, NCAA and NBA Hall of Famer, "Pistol" Pete Maravich!).
Gave scholarship to Trent Whiting of Kuna High School who later attended and starred at University of Utah for Coach Rick Majerus and Brigham Young University.
Appeared on Boise ESPN affiliate sports radio station, KTIK Radio in June of 2007, regarding basketball camps and clinics for youth in Boise, Idaho.
1st Annual Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 Summer Basketball Camp recieved a positive review and was featured on Boise's ABC affiliate TV Station, KIVI Channel 6 News, which aired prior to game 4 of the 2007 NBA World Championship. Participants represented countries including, Somalia, Pakistan, Columbia, and the United States.
Notable Mountain Home, Idaho High School Alumn:
David Toy-played running back for the University of Washington and Coach Don James
Maury Toy-played running back for UCLA and Coach Terry Donahue
Gary Taylor-played defensive back at Stanford University
Angela Taylor-played for NCAA National Women's Basketball Champion Standford Cardinal and currently works for the WNBA's Minnesota Linx.
Brent Pease-former NFL Quarterback
Coach Jamaal's fun facts:
Attended Treasure Valley Community College with Alicia Kramer, daughter of for NFL Green Bay Packer and Hall of Famer, Jerry Kramer who now resides in Idaho.
"Jerry stays in the news, here in Idaho. I like him," says Jamaal.
Had lunch with then Head Coach, Joe Wolf, of the NBDL's Idaho Stampede. Joe Wolf is a University of North Carolina Tar Heel Alumn.
"I had the filling shrimp skewers. And I believe Joe had the Triple Cheeseburger Round-House Combo Meal with Grade A fry sauce," exclaimed Al-Din.
Met Bill Walton, the former NBA Hall of Famer, near the Boise Capital Building.
"This guy gave me his autograph and was sporting a hippie rainbow camouflage shirt and bandana. I swore The Beatles Ghost would assist him in signing his autograph for me," exclaimed Coach Jamaal.
Coach Jamaal's God-Father is a graduate of The University of Michigan. Go Blue.
If interested in sponsorship of this national event, please contact Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 at (208) 340-1839. There will be an actual count taken of distribution and shirt totals. Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 T-Shirts for Peace Awareness Day went on sale on July 22, 2007.