Boise, ID, June 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Coach Jamaal Al-Din, who is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now operates Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 in Boise, Idaho has awarded several basketball camp scholarships to participants of Community Partnerships of Idaho, located in Boise, Idaho. These youth basketball camp scholarships have been provided by area sponsors of Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 including: The Deluxe "Urban Sport Couture, Hank Steven's Painting, Dreams on Skin, X-Treme Sports Nutrition, Koultures, Pita Pit, Butt Furr and Atlantic Stone.
Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 specializes in basketball camps, private training and clinics. Its website, hoops227.com (hoops227.atomicshops.com) hosts YouTube footage of NBA and NCAA basketball greats, including Michael Jordan, Magi Johnson, Lebron James and more. At the Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 website there's also video basketball training for aspiring basketball players, on the YouTube basketball training pages of Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227. Coach Jamaal Al-Din is a former high school basketball player and leading scorer at Mountain Home High School in Idaho, for Ed Palubinskas, the creator of the Smartball advertised on ESPN and NFL Network. Palubinskas holds Olympic scoring records and played locally at BYU-Idaho (formerly Ricks College) and LSU. He is a member of the Australia Basketball Hall of Fame.
"I'm honored to have received a phone call from Community Partnerships of Idaho with regards to having kids participate my basketball camp. Giving is a universal phenomenon that breeds goodness, and that's what these scholarships are all about, including basketball and free pizza," said Jamaal.
The 2008 Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 Summer Basketball Camp will be held at the Community Christian Center in Garden City which was offered for free of charge by Pastor Michael Irvan. Last year's Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 Summer Basketball Camp had participants from Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States and was also featured on local ABC television affiliate KIVI Channel 6 News.
Coach Jamaal has also been a guest speaker on Boise's ESPN affiliate radio station, 1350 KTIK Radio, hosted by Jeff Caves and Mike Prater.
Community Partnerships of Idaho which began in 1995, specializes in making a difference in the lives of kids, teens and adults with disabilities.
"When I thought of the fact that my camp agenda includes the telling of the Jackie Robinson story, I said to myself, that story and my basketball camp is for absolutely everyone and can be of benefit for everyone," said Jamaal.
Coach Jamaal Al-Din played at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon, William Penn University in Iowa, and West Virginia Wesleyan College (Press Maravich, father of "Pistop" Pete Maravich, coached at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia). He received the "coaches Award from Treasure Valley Community College and the Top Defensive Player Award at the University of Michigan Basketball Camp, during the summer of the championship year (1989) for the Michigan Wolverines. The University of Michigan Basketball Camp guest speaker was Rumeal Robinson.
"Having an opportunity to participate in a basketball camp held at the University of Michigan's Crisler Arena where so many greats like Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and others have played was a special experience for me, as a kid, and allowed me to correlate basketball with so many things in life that are good," said Jamaal.
Log onto Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 for basketball information, basketball news and basketball entertainment. Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 is the everything basketball website. For more information on basketball camp entries and scholarships call (208) 340-1839.