-- Players and Coaches will be on hand for Inaugural Camp --

WHO: Girls (ages 10-13)
WHAT: Atlanta Dream Basketball Camp
WHEN: August 4-5, 2008 (8:30 am- 4:30 pm)
WHERE: Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
(76 E Wesley Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) | Get Directions | Register

Atlanta, July 23, 2008— The Atlanta Dream announced today the dates and location for the organization’s first-ever girls basketball camp. The two-day camp, which features Atlanta Dream players and coaches, will be conducted from August 4-5 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.

This camp is open only to girls ages 10-13 and is designed to fit a wide range of skill sets. Each session will last from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm daily. Interested participants must submit the necessary registration form and $195 payment. Only 60 spots are available, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

The camp will focus on improving fundamentals, techniques, and all-around skills through various drills, games and competitions. Participants will receive an Atlanta Dream practice jersey, two tickets to an Atlanta Dream home game and various other giveaways. Lunch will be provided each day on site.

Ivory Latta and Katie Feenstra demonstate their skills and knowledge

Six Atlanta Dream players have been confirmed to attend the camp, and at least three players will be present at all times. The following players will be in attendance: Izi Castro Marques, Betty Lennox, Kristin Haynie, Kasha Terry, Jennifer Lacyand Erika DeSouza. Atlanta Dream Head Coach Marynell Meadors will also be at the camp with her coaching staff. For campers that choose to bring cameras, there will be designated times during which the Dream players will be available for photographs.

The Atlanta Dream players will be active in the community in the upcoming weeks during the Olympic break. The Dream return to action on August 29, 2008 against the Connecticut Sun at Philips Arena. For further information on the Atlanta Dream Basketball Camp, please visit www.AtlantaDream.net. Specific questions should be directed to the Atlanta Dream front office at camp@atlantadream.net

The Dream tipped off their inaugural season at Philips Arena with back-to-back sellouts on May 23 and May 25, 2008. The team was officially announced as the 14th team in the WNBA on October 17, 2007. The Dream are members of the WNBA’s Eastern conference which also includes the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics. For more information and to purchase season tickets, fans can call 404.604.2626 or visit www.AtlantaDream.net. Fans may obtain single-game tickets by calling 404.249.6400 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Philips Arena box office.