How you do like your oatmeal? Do you add peanut butter, bananas or honey? Well, the DAE Foundation is cooking up something a little different.
50 kids will be chosen based on their academic performance to participate in Jermel President’s Oatmeal Recipe program. Beginning in January 2015, the program will work with young student-athletes, to develop their skills, throughout their elementary, middle and high school careers.
The Ingredients: The first phase, Basketball Basics 101, is taught by college-bound athletes. During this phase, students will learn and execute basketball techniques, develop their skills and participate on recreational teams. The second phase, for ages 13 to 15, focuses on AAU basketball, nutrition, strength and conditioning and SAT/ACT prep. The third phase, for ages 15 to 17, has the same concepts as the second phase in addition to college visits, clearing house qualification, exposure camps and college workouts.
Ready to Serve: Just like any other non-profit organization, funding is limited to provide these services. The DAE Foundation will host the 2014 Gus Macker of Charleston Basketball Tournament on July 19th & 20th, in efforts to raise funding for the Oatmeal Recipe. No worries, The Macker is a family event for basketball players of all skill levels! In addition to a good game, attendees can expect food and activities from locally owned businesses. Click here to register your team for The Macker. See you on the court! “Like” the DAE Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/daefoundation for updates and more information.