Hooping at 8,000 feet makes you strong.
Aspen, Colorado is a hot-bed of hoops. While most of the basketball world is focused on LeBron James' free agency (A-Spin predicts King James will stay in Cleveland), a group dedicated to the hardwood got busy in Aspen.....well.....Snowmass.
NBA and Denver Nuggets star Kenyon Martin held his HOOPS for KIDS All-Star Celebrity Basketball Camp at the Snowmass Recreation Center and Viceroy Snowmass. Kids ages 8-16 were given the opportunity to meet, greet, play b-ball and learn from NBA All-Stars. Hoops for Kids benefits both the Kenyon Martin Foundation and the Snowmass Recreation Center. K-Mart's foundation provides life-changing opportunities for underserved youth and families without a father figures. By all measures Hoops for Kids was a tremendous success. The most important metric was the smiles on the faces of all the young hoop players in Aspen who got to take it to the hole with the 6'9" power forward, Kenyon Martin.
Big ups to AspenSpin's special correspondent , Coach K, Steve Ketchum who provided photos. Coach K is Head Coach of Aspen High School's State Runner up Basketball Team and Camp Director at Aspen Basketball Academy. He participated in Hoops for Kids with his three sons and tons of other round ballers. Special thanks to Coach K for sharing his photos with us, and to Kenyon Martin for bringing his BIG TIME Basketball event to the Roaring Fork Valley.