August 7, 2012

Crossover Basketball Academy hosts 1st ' Hoops Creating Hope' Session in Chennai

Spreading a message of academic opportunities for Indian students via the medium of basketball, the non-profit international programme Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy are hosting their first academy session 'Hoops Creating Hope' at the St. Patrick's School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from August 6-15, 2012.

“We are very excited to be launching the Academy this year in India," said Founder Shaun Jayachandran, "Basketball has opened doors to so many around the world and is a perfect sport for India; a dynamic, engaging sport that uses critical thinking, athleticism, creativity, and teamwork. Being on the forefront of engaging younger students with long-term goals of high school and university completion regardless of current economic struggles means that they can not only expect, but will, be part of our program for years to come."

Jayachandran will lead the team for the first session in Chennai, that will invited 3-40 selected students from the area.

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is the first non-profit international program in India to leverage athletic values and skill as a means to develop academic opportunities for Indian students and create future community leaders. The main objective of Crossover Basketball is to leverage the untapped potential of basketball talent in India by improving the athletic skill sets of student-athletes with the goal of preparing those students for future recruitment, in combination of academics, leadership and/or basketball, by United States, and Indian high school and college programmes.

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