Living the Dream in Aspen: Skiing, Lifestyle, Parties, Events, Travel, Gossip, Society, Entertainment, Restaurants and Bars, Nightlife, Photographs.

The POW, the PIX, the PEOPLE.

Go BIG, or Go Home.

This area does not yet contain any content.
« Aspen Ideas Festival 2010 | Main | 4th of July in Aspen »

Aspen Basketball

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.

Getting a run at 8000 ft. Hoops 4 Kids 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.

 Coach Ketchum with Basketball great Kiki VanderwegheKenyon Martin with Aspen basketball stars Lindsey Anderson & Matthew Holmes. Both plan to play college hoops next year.

Coach K. with his son Corey. Ketchum stepped up to the line in a pressure situation and swished 2 free throws in competition to win the shoe. Nothing but net in Aspen.

NBA great Cuttino Mobley with Aspen Coach Steve Ketchum

Fundementals are key. Always make your free throws.

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (1)

Mr. Ketchum is a liar, he had nothing to do with this event, shame on you for printing lies... The truth will come out eventually. He was allowed to pass by this event because he said that he would donate $75 per child to the Kenyon Martin Foundation. He lied again, get your facts straight..

July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOn point

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>