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FREE in Portland: For all school aged kids.. Aug. 8

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:37 am

FREE Basketball Event
Bringing Together Fitness, Fun and Learning

T.R.U org. gives school aged kids the opportunity to participate in a one of a kind basketball camp experience. We bring together experienced coaches and players who share their knowledge and passion for the game by teaching basketball fundamentals with a younger generation. We praise and acknowledge effort and enthusiasm to foster self-esteem and create a sense of belonging for participants. The T.R.U org. unites communities by bringing together organizations, businesses and volunteers invested in enriching young people’s lives through sports

Activity Schedule
 Warm-up Routine- Fitness experts have prepared a cardio warm up routine, in order to prepare players bodies and prevent injuries throughout the SUMMERSLAM event
 Skills Session- Experienced counselors concentrate on each player’s overall skill development. The session is broken into multiple stations in order to maximize player-coach interactions.
 Prize Contests- In teams and as individuals every player has the chance to put their skills on display competing for prizes donated from local businesses
 Team Games- Equally divided teams give the players a chance to showcase their ability in game officiated action, in front of friends and fans
Our goal is to give every kid an opportunity to play, learn and grow regardless of ability

Lunch Lecture Series
After the participants work through the skills session, we provide all kids with FREE fresh and healthy meal options. While the kids are eating, we have a guest speaker who teaches the benefits of proper exercise and eating habits as the building blocks of a healthy lifestyle.

SUMMERSLAM Legends Game
A group of former SUMMERSLAM participants, now college and professional basketball players come together to put on an All-Star game for the kids. The older generations of players come back to staff the event, and offer encouragement, mentoring and role model possibilities to the participants.
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Re: FREE Basketball Event Portland: school aged kids

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:20 am

All Maine kids are invited. Nik Caner-Medley, Walter Phillips and Colby Emmons making this happen. Giving back to the community !! Great job !
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recent email to media:
Good morning,
My name is Walter Phillips I am writing on behalf of the T.R.U org. a non-profit organization based in Portland committed to creating positive youth programs. One of our events, SUMMERSLAM, will be held on Fox street Satutday August 8.

The SUMMERSLAM day-long event teaches basic basketball skill development through drills, games, and competition. Our plan is to encourage and develop youngsters athletically through discipline and cooperation. Our kids learn tolerance, confidence, and emotional self-control. SUMMERSLAM is free for school age boys and girls and all instructors and facilitators are donating their time and expertise to the event. We are a non-profit entity and are looking for partners to become an active participant in community building by helping Portland's children share an invaluable learning experience. The games will be held in Portland’s Kennedy Park at the Fox St. basketball courts Saturday August 8th. We appreciate your consideration of this endeavor and future T.R.U. programming.
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Re: FREE Basketball Event Portland: school aged kids

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Former Deering High star shows the world his skill

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:08 am

Former Deering High star shows the world his basketball skill
Nik Caner-Medley has spent 10 years playing pro ball in Europe and is preparing to return to Kazakhstan.

SOUTH PORTLAND — Nik Caner-Medley had finished the second of his two daily workouts, a regimen he’s been following five days a week this summer.

“Some guys don’t touch a basketball at all during the offseason and go to training camp looking to get in shape,” he said last week at the fitness center at Southern Maine Community College. “This is a contract year for me, so it’s important to stay healthy and have a good season.”

Caner-Medley, 31, has played professional basketball overseas for nearly a decade. The former Deering High and University of Maryland star signed a two-year contract in 2014 with BC Astana for $2 million. Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan, a central Asian nation that was formerly part of the Soviet Union. The team plays in the VTB United League and the Euro Challenge League.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/23/f ... all-skill/
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Re: FREE Basketball Event Portland: school aged kids

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:13 am

from PPH article:
Former Deering High star shows the world his basketball skill
Nik Caner-Medley has spent 10 years playing pro ball in Europe and is preparing to return to Kazakhstan.
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/23/f ... all-skill/


And he gives back to the city where he grew up.

Last year, Caner-Medley purchased a scoreboard for Deering’s gym. This summer he’s underwriting a youth basketball clinic at Kennedy Park in Portland. The TRU (Together Reaching Unity) Clinic on Aug. 8 will feature local high school coaches and players helping with instruction. The day will end with an all-star game between some of the state’s top high school players.

“It’s great when professional athletes give back to their community,” Francoeur said.
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Re: FREE Basketball Event Portland: school aged kids.. Aug.

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:21 am

August 8th ..

Don't miss out .. Bring your kids ...
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Re: FREE in Portland: For all school aged kids.. Aug. 8

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Nik Caner-Medley use of pro basketball dollars makes se

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 26, 2016 9:15 am

Nik Caner-Medley use of pro basketball dollars makes sense
Nik Caner-Medley, who just finished a $2 million contract playing overseas, invests in real estate back home and is opening a co-working and meeting space.

... “I want to be smart with my money and invest it in my community,” he said. “That’s part of what Cloudport is about.”

Caner-Medley has been playing pro basketball for over a decade, and he is not planning to retire anytime soon. He recently finished a two-year, $2 million contract with BC Astana of the VTB United League. Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan.

As of July, he will again be a free agent. Caner-Medley said his plan is to sign with a European team that has championship potential and plays in a city with a good quality of life.

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Re: Nik Caner-Medley use of pro basketball dollars makes se

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 26, 2016 10:00 am

New Portland co-working space features free beer and events

A Portland native is building a new co-working facility with concierge-style amenities in a spacious former garage downtown. Cloudport opens in mid-July on the corner of Federal and India streets as a “multi-space” co-working facility.

Beyond wifi and desks, members will have access to a boardroom, training room and full-fledged kitchen with local beer on tap. “Members get free beer and coffee,” explained owner Nik Caner-Medley, who is modeling his venture on WeWork, the New York City-based co-working concept that’s gone global.

Caner-Medley, a professional international basketball player who went to Deering High, first got hip to the concept while on the road in Kazakhstan. Working out of a co-work space in Central Asian blew him away. “It was so open and modern. I loved it. I felt this is something that Portland needs.”

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Nik Caner-Medley: signing a 2-year guaranteed deal

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:37 am

Deering high school grad Nik Caner-Medley headed to Monaco for new team
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