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Master P and Romeo Host Free Basketball Camp for Kids

Master PFormer gangsta rapper-turned-humanitarian Master P and son Romeo have teamed up with NBA stars Magic Johnson and Mark Jackson to sponsor a free basketball camp for kids.

The two basketball heroes will instruct over 1,000 aspiring ballplayers, aged 7-16, on the art of hoops at the “Game of Life” camp, while promoting the value of education and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

“This will be an experience that these kids will remember for the rest of their lives. My basketball coach help save my life, hopefully I can do the same for this generation,” Miller said of the camp, which he is hosting along with Rashad McCants and Urban Born founder Johnel Langerston.

Before founding the legendary New Orleans rap label No Limit, Miller attended the University of Texas on a basketball scholarship, though his career was cut short by a knee injury. His son, Romeo, played two seasons for the University of Southern California.

“The purpose of the camp is to allow children to have the opportunity to exercise their bodies and their minds…just because you come from a low-income community it doesn’t mean you can’t strive to be better,” Romeo said. “We are hoping that with our camps we can inspire these kids to have vision, follow their dreams and believe in themselves. They need to know that education is essential and that they do have options.”

The “Game of Life” basketball camp starts this Saturday, June 26, at Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Calif.

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