Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy to Host First “Hoops Creating Hope” Session
Academy to promote educational opportunities through sport, long-term impact
Boston, Massachusetts, USA & Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - July 27, 2012 - Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy (www.crossover-india.org) with a team consisting of Shaun Jayachandran, Founder, Neha Soneji, Program Coordinator, and Eric Obeysekere (College of the Holy Cross ‘13) will travel to India to host the initial Academy Session in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from August 6 - 15, 2012 for approximately 30 - 40 selected area students. Basketballs and other coaching equipment have generously been donated by CHAMPRO Sports® (shop.champrosports.com). All coaches can be scheduled for interviews.
“We are very excited to be launching the Academy this year in India. Basketball has opened doors to so many around the world and is a perfect sport for India; a dynamic, engaging sport that uses critical thinking, athleticism, creativity, and teamwork. Being on the forefront of engaging younger students with long-term goals of high school and university completion regardless of current economic struggles means that they can not only expect, but will, be part of our program for years to come” said Founder Shaun Jayachandran.
Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is the first non-profit international program in India to leverage athletic values and skill as a means to develop academic opportunities for Indian students and create future community leaders. The main objective of Crossover Basketball is to leverage the untapped potential of basketball talent in India by improving the athletic skill sets of student-athletes with the goal of preparing those students for future recruitment, in combination of academics, leadership and/or basketball, by United States, and Indian high school and college programs.
Access is the Problem. Education and Teamwork are the Answer. Crossover is a Solution.