VBL & #DunkForTheCure at Taste of Soul

taste of soul VBL

We are very excited to bring our fundraising project to taste of Soul this Saturday.

The day will feature  clinics for all ages, showcase celebrity game & Dunk Contest. Master coach Gil will be leading the clinics alongside NBA veteran Keith Closs.
#Dunk For the Cure and come make an impact in the fight against breast cancer


ALL PINK EVERYTHING was the corner of MLK and Crenshaw this past Saturday October 19th, 2013 for the VBL’s Dunk for the Cure at the Taste of Soul Festival. With thousands in attendance the VBL was yet again able to bring the community and youth together to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness month by running specialized  Inspired Life youth basketball clinics taught  by  Coach Gil Llewelyn an enthused experienced name in basketball throughout the country, followed by a showcase game  and of course the dunk contest. Over 350 kids participated in the Inspired Life Basketball Clinic running all day and of course the kiddos were also able to dunk for the cure by dunking change instead of a ball into pink baskets! The kids accumulated over 1700 dunks overall and the money raised was donated to Komen for The cure.  The showcase game brought out all of Venice Beach’s Street Ball stars for an entertaining game which could easily rival the pros in talent. The main event however was Epic! The fluorescent court barricaded by graffiti art pieces and pink balloons was surrounded by spectators anxiously waiting for the players to start flying high in the air with smashing dunks! And so they did, with Young Hollywood landing a self bounce between the legs dunk in the game, Poster Boy flying over everyone, and Local Steven Mallaury made a couple players have a seat after posterizing them!!!! (VBL Rules) The historical game went to 200 points and Crenshaw resident “king of the rock” Clutch Bowman got the MVP with 53pts and 9 assists All in all a successful event brought to you by Veniceball at Taste of Soul!

The VBL team is now set to tour around schools in California bringing the fun back to the talent and talent back to the game.

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