New Orleans Pelicans star guard Tyreke Evans teamed up with VSP Vision Care to host a youth basketball camp for kids ages 7-18. The camp was held in Evans’ hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania on the campus of Chester High School, and featured Evans personally providing instruction on the fundamentals of offense, defense, shooting and dribbling.
In addition to providing basketball instruction, the 140 plus campers also received free eye care and eyewear by VSP Vision Care. Evans knows all to well the financial struggle of those in Chester, and wanted to come back to share his knowledge and skills with the kids, and also provide them something they would not normally be privileged to.
“This is our first year holding the basketball camp in my hometown of Chester,” said Evans. “The basketball camp is a great way for kids to have some fun and learn more about how eye care can improve their lives, helping them excel in school, sports and much more.”
Evans began his NBA career in 2009 with the Sacramento Kings and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2010 after averaging 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists over the course of 72 games. In his first year with the Pelicans in 2013-14 he continued to be one of the most consistent performers in the NBA. Over the course of 5 NBA seasons he has averaged 16.8 points and nearly 5 rebounds and 5 assists a game.