NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson Makes Special Appearance During The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp
Published on June 4, 2015 by Sonya's Spotlight
3-Time MVP Teaches Skills On and Off the Court
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer and successful entrepreneur, made a special appearance at The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp in Cobb County on June 3. Johnson worked with more than 300 youth on skills for both on and off the court. The camp, created in 2001 by former professional basketball player Horace Burton, is located at Osborne High School (Randy Dye Sports Center), 2451 Favor Road in Marietta.
Former Pro Basketball Player Horace Burton and NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson
“Basketball is an incredible tool to teach young people valuable life lessons,” said Johnson. “The same discipline and focus that I used in my professional basketball career, I apply in business today. I am excited to work with Coach Burton and inspire the minds of our future leaders.”
The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp works to build the character, mind and body of participants ages six to 17 through the love of basketball. Youth learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as advanced skills to help them become competitive athletes. The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp is comprised of highly-skilled coaches, many of which are collegiate or professional athletes.
“This isn’t your typical summer camp. We conduct intense practices and drills to teach mental toughness, work ethic and determination. The combination of all these traits help our campers be competitive at a very high level. Being able to share my personal knowledge and experience with youth and watch them develop their skills, has made it all worthwhile,” said Coach Burton who played professionally in Peru, New Zealand, France, and briefly with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.
During the June 3rd special appearance, Johnson addressed participants about how to be successful in life and basketball, followed by a brief skills demonstration on the court.
About Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson has achieved fame in sports and business as an NBA Legend, 3-time MVP, NBA Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Mr. Johnson is Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), which provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments and endorsements.
The MJE portfolio includes ownership of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers and the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks; ASPIRE, an television network; Equitrust, a fixed annuity and financial services company; SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company; Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies, a high school drop-out prevention program; among many other entities.
About The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp
The Sky Is The Limit Basketball Camp provides a camper-centered learning environment with a focus on the following core areas:
Fundamental and college/pro-style skill stations
Conditioning, speed, and agility stations
Strength and resistance training
Basketball rules and terminology
Full court scrimmage games
Rap sessions and seminars: “How to Handle Bullying” and “Decision Making and Problem Solving”
Guest and Motivational Speakers – Life Skills Content
Instructional videos: “Magic Johnson’s Fundamental Basketball”, “Better Basketball”
D.E.A.R-Drop Everything and Read
Mentoring: positive guidance and reinforcement for present and future endeavors
Academic Enrichment in the areas of Science and Math