EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) – COVID-19 isn’t stopping the Basketball in the Barrio camp to continue for a 28th year in a row in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio.
Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the camp will be held virtually on a Zoom call for anyone who would like to participate (the link for the camp Zoom call can be found here).
Special guest coaches include former UTEP and 5-time NBA All-Star point guard Tim Hardaway at 11 a.m.; Miners all-time leading scorer Stefon Jackson at 12:10 p.m.; author Rus Bradburd; and Shawn Harrington, the former New Mexico State point guard who was paralyzed in a mistaken-identity shooting in Chicago in 2014.
Harrington returns to the Borderland often and has helped with the camp for the last few years. It’s something that is near-and-dear to his heart.
“I’m from an area like this on the west side of Chicago, so knowing how things like this make a difference where I’m from and here, it’s the small things,” said Harrington. “Encouraging literature with the books and anything involved with giving is one thing I love doing, especially for the kids.”
Camp organizers also held a drive-thru pick-up of t-shirts, basketballs, books and masks at Armijo Recreation Center on Friday afternoon and will continue at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Harrington’s story is long and winding, and currently Bradburd and others are raising money for Harrington’s home in Chicago to be remodeled to make it handicap-accessible. The link to donate to Harrington’s cause can be found here.
Below is the full schedule for the 2020 Basketball in the Barrio Zoom Camp:
Tip off Saturday 11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time
11:00 AM MST
Tip off with Tim Hardaway 5 time NBA all star & the UTEP Two Step Killer Cross.
Bobby Byrd El Paso Poet Laureate
Current street baller Bennett Shiring – Ferris Wheel Station
Art Station With Xochitl Rodriguez
San Diego Asst and basketball magician Coach Lance Lavetter will spin the basketball
on the end of his razor while simultaneously shaving his beard.
Rus Bradburd intro of Shawn Harrington
12:00 Noon MST
Coach Shawn Harrington
12:10 PM MST
UTEP all time leading scorer Stefon Jackson teaches the Bongos and the Stefon Step up Special
12:20 PM MST
John Cox of University of Southern Mississippi and Jon Teicher (UCLA grad) and Voice of the Miners; their storied broadcasting careers.
Q&A for John Cox and Jon Teicher
NMSU Point Guard Tennessee Owens two ball station !
Ed Holland Tunes!
Basketball in the Barrio Arts finale with the amazing Xotchitl Rodriguez!
1:00 MST Thank you for helping our El Paso Youth!
Link to Zoom call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9153005970?pwd=K0kyTmlDN0N0YTA1aitiVWdhTzFUZz09