City of Port Isabel to Sponsor FREE Basketball Clinic

[album: http://portisabel-texas.com/cityhall/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/20110719_george-hill/] City of Port Isabel to sponsor FREE basketball clinic with professional basketball player George Hill. George Hill will host a youth basketball clinic at the Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday, July 19. Events include a signature basketball clinic for youth, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre, a community BBQ 2-4 p.m. at Laguna Madre Park and an appearance at Doubleday's Grill and Bar time TBA. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our youth in Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Area," Mayor Joe E. Vega said. "I would like to thank all the sponsors who helped make this free basketball clinic possible. Events like this help build strength and character upon our youth." George Hill will host youth clinics and make appearances in three Valley cities July 19-21 as part of his farewell tour. Hill, who played three years for the San Antonio Spurs but was traded to the Indiana Pacers in June, will visit Port Isabel July 19, Brownsville July 20 and McAllen July 21. He may be accompanied by other professional athletes. Hill, who visited UTB/TSC in Brownsville in 2010, is looking forward to visiting the Valley again. "This is something I want to continue to do," Hill said. "I want to thank everybody for all the support they have given me. We had a good turnout in Brownsville and it would be great to see people in the Valley again." His tour through South Texas includes visits in Laredo and Corpus Christi before the Valley. The Valley schedule includes: -- Tuesday, July 19, Port Isabel - a signature basketball clinic for youth, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre, a community BBQ 2-4 p.m. at Laguna Madre Park and an appearance at Doubleday's Grill and Bar time TBA. -- Wednesday, July 20, Brownsville ? a signature basketball clinic for youth, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. REK Center at UTB/TSC, a benefit softball game against Brownsville law enforcement, 8 p.m., UTB/TSC Scorpion Field. -- Thursday, July 21, McAllen - George Hill Final Farewell Benefit Party at Club Ibiza, 101 S. 17th St. Doors open at 9 p.m. special live performances. Presale tickets $20 can be purchased by calling 956-400-9870. Ticket prices at door $50 women, $75 men. Must be 18 years of age or older. Presented by G3 Entertainment and RMG Global Productions and hosted by Bun B. and Baby Bash. Proceeds from his clinics will go his George Hill Rising Stars Youth Basketball Foundation. Contact: Janie Villarreal 956/943-0705 or edcadministrator@copitx.com
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