News Release                       May 29, 2008

           

           

                       

                        Mike Glenn announces 29th  Basketball Camp for Deaf

           

           

Atlanta, Georgia (May 29, 2008)--- Former NBA player Mike “Stinger”

Glenn will conduct the 29th annual Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Hearing

Impaired on June 15 through June 20, 2008. Hearing impaired male and female

basketball players from the ages of 14 to 18 will sharpen their skills and learn

valuable life lessons from volunteers, speakers and professional athletes. Practice

sessions will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center and the Clairmont Presbyterian Church. Housing will be provided by the Hillcrest Church of Christ and the Clairmont Presbyterian Church.

            “As we approach 30 years of the Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Hearing Impaired, I an spiritually reminded of the heritage from my father and the legacy to the community. I am so very grateful for the support, trust, companionship and encouragement given to me. At each turn in the road I have been greeted by new “angels” who have renewed my commitment and broadened my reach. This year NBA superstar Charles Barkley joined our camp family and promised annual support. NBA star Theo Ratliff continued his dedication to our well being. Business entrepreneur Vernon Grizzard remainedl the wind beneath our sails. The reigning Mrs. US Globe, Jeanette Goins, came from Nevada to inspire our campers with her success and background. As a CODA, child of deaf adults, she shared sentiments with our campers and reminded them to represent their community and the Mike Glenn Camp in the best possible way.”  reflected camp founder, Mike Glenn

            Looking to 2008’s camp, he continued, “I want to reach out to more states and better talent this year. It is time for us to place more deaf athletes in college on basketball scholarships. I plan to upgrade our talent and increase our outreach and compassion. Our theme remains----Diversity through Basketball.”

            Our camp tradition has been enriched by a fundraising game played annually by the Harlem Legends, former Harlem Globetrotters, and by sign language classes given for camp volunteers and other interested people. As always hugs and fun are at a premium and all sessions are open. Please join us.

            Visit our web site, www.mikeglenn.com.

 

 

                                                                                                Thank You,