George Gervin to participate in youth basketball clinic

July 27, 2010 12:27:06 PM PDT
Basketball legend George "The Iceman" Gervin will join youth in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood on Saturday for the conclusion of a youth basketball clinic emphasizing education and health.

The Shaping and Preparing Youth clinic began earlier this month and will conclude Saturday at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center at 1395 Mendell St.

"It has been an amazing experience to work with the young people of Bayview-Hunters Point," the NBA Hall of Fame inductee said in a prepared statement. "I've learned so much from them and I hope I was able to help some stay on a smart track for their future."

The series of clinics and seminars, which aims to keep young people engaged in healthy activities over the summer, was presented by Shaping and Preparing Youth in conjunction with the San Francisco Housing Authority.

Gervin, who played for the San Antonio Spurs, and Ronny Turiaf, of the New York Knicks, will take part in the final day celebration.

Games take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a meet-and-greet is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.