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Sports Summit 818 To Take Place Fourth Of July Weekend In Northridge


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Some of the nations top professional athletes will host two-day clinic to teach Local children lifestyle and sports skills

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

Sponsored by The Citi Team, Simple Machine, ACRC and ShootersRey, Sports Summit 818 and The International Hoops Expo will be taking place at The Matadome on the campus of California State University, Northridge, July fifth and sixth.

Sports Summit 818 is a two-day event focused on inspiring and educating the community through sport by providing health and lifestyle skills programs for children and their families. The International Hoops Expo is a basketball showcase where professional athletes can play in front of international scouts.

Los Angeles native and professional basketball player Frank Robinson has joined forces with some of the biggest names in professional sports to launch this first of its kind event. Athletes include Joe Crawford, John Wall, Paul George, Terrence Ross, Nick Young, Danny Granger, Pamela McGee, Reggie Smith, Jordan Crawford, Ryan Hollins, Malcolm Smith and his brother, retired NFL player Steve Smith. They will be hands-on in educating the participants on what it takes to be successful on and off the field.

Guided by professional athletes and skills coaches, participants ages six through 18 will be provided with instruction and feedback through a series of forums, exhibitions and camps.

The educational affair will commence with individual sports camps and skills clinics. There will also be panels with professionals in the sports world speaking about what it takes to be successful on and off the field (court). Specific activities include basketball and football skills academies, track meets and seven-on-seven flag football tournaments. The event will conclude with the professional athletes participating in an all-star game showcase. The International Hoops Expo will be going on throughout the weekend. Participating players will have an opportunity to try out in front of scouts from Mexico, Israel, Japan and China, as well as representatives from United States teams.

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
9 a.m to 7 p.m. - Free-Agent Showcase (CSUN Matadome)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Health Expo (CSUN East Field)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Track Meet (CSUN Track Field)
9 a. to 5 p.m.* - Kids Skills Academy
Basketball (CSUN Student Recreation Center)
Football (CSUN East Field) *Ends at 1pm
2 to 6 p.m. - 7 on 7 Flag Football Tournament (East Field)
5 to 8 p.m.  - Powerball Sports Forum (CSUN Matadome)
The Powerball Sports Forum provides participants an opportunity to learn from an all-star panel comprised of a sports professionals. This years panel of speakers includes legendary point guard and TV analyst Mark Jackson, professional football mom Audrey Smith, medical sports physician Dr. Patrick Khaziran D.C. and 2014 California State Coach of the Year

The Powerball Sports Forum is free to all registered youth participants. Adults and non-registered youth may obtain tickets for $25.00.
Sunday | July 6th, 2014
9 a.m to 7 p.m. - Free-Agent Showcase (CSUN Matadome)
9 a.m to 3 p.m* - Kids Skills Academy
Basketball (CSUN Student Recreation Center)
Football (CSUN East Field) *Ends at 1pm
9 a.m to 5 p.m. - Track Meet (CSUN Track Field)
12 noon to 2:30 p.m. - Health Expo (CSUN East Field)
2 p.m to 6 p.m - 7 on 7 Flag Football Tournament (CSUN East Field)
7:30 p.m. - Showcase All-Star Game (CSUN Matadome)
4 to 7 p.m. -  Health & Fitness Panel (CSUN Matadome)

With its official mantra, discovering the peaks in the Valley, Sports Sumit 818s athletic theme gives the event an opportunity to focus on several initiatives, such as nutrition, education, health and wellness. The two-day event is the ideal platform to bring awareness and provide sportsmanship and team-building solutions to the community.

With an expected crowd of more than 2,000 participants and 500 spectators, CSUN will come alive during the Fourth of July weekend. Event tickets are available at Advance registration is highly recommended.

To schedule interviews prior to the event, please contact one of the media contacts. Press Credentials can be obtained this way as well.

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About Sports Summit 818
Sports Summit 818 is an event focused on educating and influencing local communities through sports, by providing health and lifestyle skills programming for youth and their families. It provides program participants with fundamental skills and knowledge to make healthy choices in their every day lives. This educational and fun-packed weekend includes a free, fun and healthy family fit fair, individual sports camps and skills clinics, The International Hoops Expo and a sports panel with some of the most recognized names in professional sports today.

About F-5 Sports
F-5 Sports mission is to empower and enrich the lives of youth, teens and young adults in the community by providing programming that educates and develops skills, in and through, sports. By utilizing their network, resources and expertise, they aim to progress their community by directly affecting the future-the children- by equipping them with the life skills to build a better tomorrow.

Tiffany Osborne/ tnotiff(at)
Derek R. Hull/drhull(at)                        
Terri J. Lee/terrij1030(at)

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