Dwyane Wade Elite Camp is planned for July. Registration is underway.
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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 …
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.