The HearStrong Foundation will recognize Mike Glenn for his work to empower young athletes to overcome hearing difficulties to achieve their goals, celebrate the accomplishments of the inspirational camp attendees, and give the gift of hearing to one deserving child.
Syracuse, NY (June 19, 2014) – On Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m., the HearStrong Foundation will hold a special ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the Mike Glenn All-Star Basketball Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, held this year at Southwest DeKalb High School, 2863 Kelley Chapel Road in Decatur, GA.
The foundation will honor Mike Glenn as a HearStrong Ambassador for his longtime work to empower children with hearing difficulties to overcome challenges and chase their dreams as well as help present a deserving attendee with a brand-new pair of EarQ hearing devices.
Glenn started the camp 35 years ago with the goal of helping young boys and girls with all levels of hearing difficulties improve their basketball and life skills. Today, the camp is attended by hundreds of young athletes from about 12 different states.
The HearStrong Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the accomplishments of those who overcome hearing loss, is sponsored by EarQ, a business and marketing consulting firm for the hearing healthcare industry, and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), a supporter of the camp.
Melissa Wikoff, Au.D., F-AAA, of Atlanta Hearing Associates, a preferred EarQ provider, will recognize the attendees on behalf of the foundation and EarQ.
“On behalf of the NBRPA, we are pleased to support Mike’s efforts with his camp and encouraging those with hearing difficulties through teaching the fundamentals of basketball as well as some much-needed life skills along the way. Even more, we are pleased that our partner, EarQ, is stepping up with a donation of hearing aids to one of his campers,” said Mark Scoggins, CRO of the NBRPA.
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About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a two-pronged mission to assist former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman George Tinsley, Rick Barry, Dwight Davis, Spencer Haywood, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.