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Charleston Star Hosts Open Gym Basketball
1/7/2014 3:44:13 PM


Bring your team or bring your game on January 12th. The DAE Foundation will begin "Open Gym sunDAEs" for active high school and college basketball players. The program will allow athletes to continue playing after their regular season is completed. Over 180 games will be played during the three-month period, and 50 of the participants will be drafted into the April Madness Tournament.

"Open Gym is to get players from the Lowcountry to play with players they'll be up against next season," says DAE founder, Jermel President, "They'll also get to enhance their level of performance and basketball IQ."

Athletes who are not currently enrolled in college or playing for a high school team should not be discouraged. The chance to participate through Second Chance Training will be available for those who qualify. The training will prepare college-bound athletes athletically and academically during their journey to college sports.

"Open Gym sunDAEs " is free of charge, but space is limited. Athletes are urged to register in advance by sending an email to [email protected] Location details will be announced to those registered. For further details and updates, visit and like the DAE Foundation on Facebook at

The DAE Foundation was founded by Burke High School and College of Charleston alum, Jermel President. DAE's mission is to educate and train student-athletes to become skilled, effective and responsible citizens of their communities. DAE addresses the needs of student-athletes in a holistic manner, combining innovative basketball skills training with an emphasis on moral character, academic progress, and overall physical and mental health.

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