Sky and Dream India Partner

The Sky and Dream India have partnered to promote basketball education to youth in the Indian-American community. Through a series of basketball camps and informational clinics, Dream India Academy focuses on building strong, confident and well-rounded leaders in the community. The camp curriculum focuses on basketball fundamentals and aims to instill a strong work ethic, passion and leadership skills in their campers.

“We are thrilled to work with Dream India Academy in their mission to create leaders through basketball education,” explained Adam Fox, Chicago Sky president and CEO. “The skills learned through team sports like basketball help build well-rounded people that have the confidence to go on and do great things in the community. We stand by Dream India’s mission and look forward to working toward this goal alongside this great organization.”

The Sky will participate in the Academy’s Fast Break video series, sharing basketball knowledge and offering advice to young basketball players. Sky coaches, players and staff will make appearances at the basketball clinics throughout the year, and Dream India Academy participants will come out to Sky games during the 2014 season.

“We are extremely excited to partner with the Chicago Sky. We have deep respect for Michael (Alter), Adam (Fox), and the entire Sky organization. Their commitment to the local community completely aligns with our core mission,” explained Badal Shah, Dream India Academy founder. “Dream India Academy is founded on the principal of creating better leaders through sport with a strong focus on our local community and advancing them through education. We couldn't think of a better partner than the Chicago Sky, an organization our young athletes and ourselves, aspire to be like.”

The Dream India Basketball Academy will launch on December 1 to the Indian-American community in the Chicagoland area. The camps will be held at various sports facilities in and around the city and suburbs of Chicago. The Dream India Basketball Academy website will launch with an opportunity to register for camps on October 20.

Learn more about the Dream India Basketball Academy by watching this video from founder Badal Shah.