Jul 28, 2017
Pine Manor College Head Men's Basketball Coach Rich Fazzi and Boston Scholar Athletes are offering a Wednesday evening summer basketball clinic for all Boston public high school students. The clinics, which began on July 12th, run for six weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pine Manor College's Brunelli Court.
"Having the opportunity to team up with Boston Scholar Athletes is a unique opportunity to give back to the Boston Public school students," said coach Fazzi. "We are hoping this is just the first of many opportunities we have to work with Scholar Athletes."
The mission of Scholar Athletes is to support academic achievement through athletics. We strive to enhance the scholar-athlete experience, provide regular instruction to the coaching staff, and improve academic performance and personal growth. These collaborative efforts build skills, confidence, shape character, and enhance opportunities for success.
So far this summer, Coach Fazzi and his staff, along with a couple of his current student-athletes, have hosted nearly 40 students in the first three clinics, with more expected as the relationship continues to grow.
"Having our assistant coach Evan O'Brien, as well as a couple of our players here over the summer has been a great help," said Fazzi. "We've been able to offer some focused attention and do a lot of skill work with the kids and hopefully give them some fundamental tools to take home with them. Several of our team leaders including Chancie Williams, Josh Gause, and Rasheed Bell have done a terrific job during the clinics. They are volunteering their time to give back. I feel like this has been such a positive impact for our students, I can't wait to do more."