Brandon Bass hosting annual basketball camp and back-to-school giveaway

When he’s not busy giving away valuable possessions during the regular season with ill-advised decisions, Brandon Bass spends his summers giving away prizes and lessons to the boys and girls in Baton Rouge, LA.

Since 2008, the Brandon Bass Reach Back Foundation has been hosting a series of basketball camps in the area. This year, the camps will take place during August 1-3 at various locations.

The camps will not only focus on teaching kids the fundamentals of basketball but it will also help them gain a better respect for the game. T-shirts and a photo with Bass will be provided to the participants

While space is limited, each camp is free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pointe Coupee Central High School
8434 Pointe Coupee Rd
Morganza, LA 70759

Friday, August 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Devall Middle School
11851 North River Road
Port Allen, LA 70767

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Capital High School
1000 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Back to School Giveaway 3:00-6:00 p.m.

BREC Progress Park
2680 Progress Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

It’s always nice to see players give back to the areas they grew up in—Bass is a Baton Rouge native. It’s especially nice when these camps come at no cost to the public.

“It’s a blessing to provide these young kids with the opportunity to learn not only basketball skills, but life skills,” Bass told NBC 33’s Matt Boudreaux. “I’ve been surrounded by great people and this is my chance to come back where I was raised and pass on the tools that I have learned along the way.”

Way to go, Bass.

To register for the basketball camps, e-mail or call (225) 330-4924. The back to school giveaway is free and open to the public. Students must be present to receive a book bag.