Dwyane Wade Elite Camp is planned for July. Registration is underway.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
NBA Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is coming to New Lenox to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball.
NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is coming to New Lenox once again to coach kids on the fundamentals of basketball. It's called the Dwyane Wade Elite Camp. This is the fifth time that Wade, of the Miami Heat, has set aside a couple days to work with aspiring basketball players from the Lincoln-Way area. Wade has been an integral part of summertime sports camps for the kids in New Lenox. The Village of New Lenox is sponsoring the two-day event for kids between the ages of 8-18. On July 25-26. There will be two sessions: from 8-30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30-3:30 p.m.at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway. The price of instruction from Wade along with qualified instructors is $149 until June 15. There after, the fee …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Miami Heat star canceled his annual visit because of scheduling conflicts that include a possible NBA Finals run and the 2012 Olympics. But the Chicago Bulls forward will replace Wade.
Chicago sports stars are putting on football and basketball camps in New Lenox later this month, and there's still time to register. Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson is hosting the basketball camps while Chicago Bears returnman Devin Hester puts on the football camp June 29-30 in New Lenox. The event is hosted by ProCamps, which brought Hester and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade to New Lenox last year. But Wade canceled this year because of other commitments. Read below for camp registration info. Dwyane Wade is picking Florida over Chicago—again. The Miami Heat star and Richards High School product won't be returning to New Lenox in 2012, where he's put on a basketball camp for the last five years. Instead, Chicago Bulls forward Taj …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Chicago Bears and Miami Heat stars are scheduled to come back to town June 29-30, if their schedules work out. They teamed up last year for a two-day sports camp.
Devin Hester and Dwyane Wade are planning a return trip to New Lenox in 2012, and this year they'll be officially employed. Last year, the Chicago Bears and Miami Heat stars were both facing lockouts in their respective sports. After a record-breaking season for Hester and a hot start for Wade's Heat, the athletes are scheduled for another two-day sports camp June 29-30. The two-day event is organized by ProCamps, which recently posted the June dates on Wade's page as well as Hester's, and Mayor Tim Baldermann confirmed the event during Monday's Village Board meeting. The prices listed are $149 for each camp, but children could participate in both for a discount if they wanted. Hester would run a morning session and Wade's camp would be in…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A weekly video recap of top sports stories in the Southland.
Two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange helped design one of Tinley Park's favorite playgrounds, the Odyssey Country Club. The course sits on a plot of land that was used for farming 25 years ago. Southland Golf: 'Strange' Works in the Design at Odyssey Country Club New Lenox Rebels Baseball All-Star Tourney Renamed in Niemeier's Memory VIDEO: Devin Hester Does His Best Cutler Impression VIDEO: Dwyane Wade Dunks, Gets Hit in Head by Ball Former Richards Basketball Standout McDaniel Shining Example of Making Most of Circumstances
Monday, July 11, 2011
The star athletes ran sports camps in New Lenox last week, but they said teaching life lessons is as important as showing kids their moves on the field and court.
As a toddler, Bears star Devin Hester's parents split and his father later died of cancer when he was 14. As an adult, the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade went through a long and public divorce and won full custody of his children this year. But as fathers, both professional athletes are committed to being the best role models they can be for their children. That attitude has rubbed off on them to help teach others' kids as well. During the two-day camps they led last week in New Lenox, Hester and Wade taught hundreds of kids the fundamentals of their sports but also the importance of hard work, teamwork and homework. "When you look at kids you see yourself," Wade said Thursday. "You see so much opportunity and the future for these kids and you …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
We recap top headlines from the week, and talk about recent videos on Patch.
YouTube is the second biggest search engine, next to Google. People can find videos of just about anything they want, and upload their personal videos to share with others. In New Lenox, we could be the YouTube of your town. Obviously, on a much, much smaller scale. But the more videos we have on Patch, the happier I'll be. And to do that, we need your help. As readers, I know there are things you're recording. It could be a cute video of your pet doing a trick, a game-winning hit your kid had at his last baseball game or your next entry to America's Funniest Videos. In the last week, we had a few big events in town and got a lot of video footage for them. Here are a few of my favorites: VIDEO: Jim Peterik Sings 'Eye of the Tiger' to Devin…
Saturday, July 9, 2011
With both their leagues locked out as new labor agreements are negotiated, Dwyane Wade and Devin Hester are spending their time running summer camps for kids.
Dwyane Wade said he would consider playing in Europe if the NBA remains locked out next season during labor negotiations. Wade, who was in New Lenox this week running a kids basketball camp, said other players might consider doing the same, if it came to that. Earlier this week, New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams said he would play in Turkey if the league is locked out in the fall. Meanwhile, Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears talked about the preparation the team has done this summer while the NFL is locked out. Players can't communicate with coaches, so they've been working together. Hester said quarterback Jay Cutler has been like the coach of the team during workouts.
Dwyane Wade and Devin Hester picked teams to toss footballs and shoot hoops Friday during their sports camps. See how it went down.
During the New Lenox Experience sports camps on Friday, NBA star Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bears leader Devin Hester went head-to-head in a cross-sport competition. Hester and Wade each picked four teammates and tried to throw footballs through a tire, and then had a shootout. Wade's team took a 5-1 lead before gracefully allowing Hester a chance to tie the score with two 2-point free throws, which he did. But Wade, as he has so many times before, nailed the game-winning shot with a 40-foot 3-pointer. He claimed Mayor Tim Baldermann's trophy, spurring Hester to say he'd be back in New Lenox next year. "This is about competiveness and fun and bringing two sports together," Wade said.
The Grammy winning artist gave an impromptu performance during a press conference Friday in New Lenox.
Best. Press conference. Ever. It was exciting enough to be at a press conference with three legendary performers: Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Grammy winner Jim Peterik. When the media (big-time TV stations, mostly) started to focus too much on the professional sports labor strifes, Peterik, most famous for being in Survivor and writing Eye of the Tiger, made an impromptu performance of the song. It was an unexpected but totally welcome happening, and made it the best press conference I've ever been at.