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Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy





All Kobe Basketball Academy Campers must be boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years old. Campers may not be high school graduates.



Check-in: 1pm to 3:30pm on July 1st.
Day Campers participate in all the activities of the camp at a reduced rate of $600. Day campers commute to the camp each day. Day Campers should bring all the necessary gear and apparel each day in an athletic bag. All Day Campers will be required to report each day at 8:45am and can be picked up at approximately 9:00pm. Day Campers have the right to eat breakfast daily if they choose to and are required to eat lunch and dinner at the dining hall with Overnight Campers. If the camper chooses to eat breakfast with Overnight Campers, drop off time at the cafeteria should be such that the camper has sufficient time for breakfast. Day campers should not bring watches, radios, MP3 players, telecommunications devices, automobiles and other items. The Kobe Basketball Academy will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.



Check-in: 1:00 to 3:30pm on July 1st.

Shuttle service to and from camp will be provided from Santa Barbara Airport only.

Overnight Campers must bring the following to camp: towels, washcloths, personal hygiene items, sheets, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, basketball footwear, socks, shorts, t-shirts, warm clothing (Sweat suit, hooded sweatshirt, etc.) athletic bag and alarm clock. Overnight Campers should also bring a change of clothes for each day and/or detergent for washing clothes. It is recommended that each campers apparel is marked with the persons name. Overnight campers should not bring watches, radios, MP3 players, televisions, telecommunications devices, automobiles, computers and/or other items. The Kobe Basketball Academy will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.



On Monday, July 5th,2011 in Glendale, CA, the BLACK CARD CIRCLE FOUNDATION created a special event to raise funds for the KOBE BRYANT FAMILY FOUNDATION and the GINA ALEXANDER PHILANTHROPY PROJECT (GAPP). This partnership gives ten underprivileged children scholarships to attend the Kobe Bryant Basketball Academy in Santa Barbara.

The BLACK CARD CIRCLE FOUNDATION strives to raise awareness for IRS recognized not-for-profit organizations that promote self-reliance and sustainability. BCCF unites volunteers and hosts charity events with strategic partners like the Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Regency, Tiffany & Co., Microsoft and many other socially conscious organizations.

The star studded reception at the popular KATSUYA brought together celebrities, VIPS, studio executives and charity heads, committed to making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children everywhere.

Guests dined on Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s signature dishes of crispy rice with spicy tuna, miso marinated black cod, and striped bass. The red carpet was overflowing with celebrities and cameras were flashing everywhere. Quinton Aaron, star of THE BLIND SIDE with Sandra Bullock, were signing autographs and snapping photos with adoring fans all night. Tiffany “New York” Pollard from VH1’s FLAVOR OF LOVE was there to support the children. Also in attendance were TWILIGHT’S beautiful Tinsel Korey, Hotel California’s Danny Arroyo and Valentine’s Day’s Jerald Garner. Comedian and MC for the night, Ben Morrison from the PUNK’D series had guests laughing and begging for more.

Over 300 guests including celebrities, supporters and fans alike sipped on ONEHOPE wines, SMART WATER, VI, FIRESTARTER VODKA, T2U and FINEST CALL. Celebrities and guests left clutching their gift bags holding this season’s must haves – Award winning Oxylent Vitamin Drink mix, Fresh OXYLENT Kisses Lip Balm, the #1 NY Times bestselling book ‘Delivering Happiness’ by Tony Hsieh CEO of ZAPPOS, Bee MD Skincare Products, and Martini Gold.

Part of the mission statement of the Kobe Bryant Family Foundation is to raise leaders and teach children to be champions. “Raising leaders is a sentiment we echo with each of our projects,” said Black Card Circle Foundation Founder and Chairman, Lotay Yang. “We are honored that we were able to be a part of this endeavor to help Gina and Kobe with their goals.”

Vitalah’s CEO, Lisa Lent once again showed the company’s support to major charitable causes. “Vitalah is proud to be involved with the KOBE BRYANT FAMILY FOUNDATION. These children are excited to have this opportunity as they live through challenges day to day. One child at a time, is critical to improve the future of our world. Through health and wellness education provided by Oxylent, Vitalah is here to help make a positive change.”

Lotay, Kobe, and Gina