Irvine, Ca (February 28, 2018) – The Los Angeles Sparks and the Lyceum Village today announce a partnership to bring elite all-girls basketball clinics to Orange County. The first two clinics will be held March 26-30 and April 2-6 at the Village, 14281 Chambers Road, Tustin, CA 92780.
The Los Angeles Sparks and the Lyceum Village have come otgether to address the challenges of girls-only basketball participation while providing a balanced learning environment involving professional female athletes and outstanding educators. This effort will include the engagement that supports optimal child development. At the same time, it will reinforce the improtance of fundamentals and offer the best in-class instruction.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to leverage the Sparks brand and platform to continue to influence and enhance the female basketball landscape. This fantastic initiative, led by LA Sparks Senior Manager of Inside Sales and Youth Basketball Programs Kristen Welch, will empower young people in Tustin, Irvine, and its surrounding communities while bringing awareness to lyceum Village and their mission,” said LA Sparks President & COO, Christine Simmons.
Through its year-round after-school program, Lyceum Village puts all the best learning activities, athletics and support system in one place, offering the most successful teachers and sought-out pre-existing programs in a single location, providing a nurturing peer group of high-achieving students. The Lyceum Village is a true support structure as it can take a village to raise a successful child. It takes dedicated parents, inspiring high-level teachers, and positive peer influences. The partnership works to expand the support system for optimal childhood development.
“We are extremely excited to become partners with the Los Angeles Sparks! At Lyceum Village, we are building a solid foundation for our youth by offering LA Sparks basketball along with our academics, arts, and music activities. Together, we will shape the future of young women by providing a well-rounded education environment,” said Lyceum Village CEO Darlene Mizumoto.
To register for the Spring Break sessions, please visit sparks.wnba.com or Lyceumvillage.com.
Lyceum Village houses a regulation-size basketball court; performance hall; study hall; private practice, presentation and meeting rooms; and a lunch room in its new 20,000-sq.-ft. facility. It is located in 14281 Chambers Road, Tustin, CA 92780. Lyceum Village is open from 7:30am-9:00pm daily. For more information, please visit www.LyceumVillage.com or call (657)888-2215.
Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have won three championships (2001, 2002, 2016). The Sparks remain one of two active teams in the league to have won back-to-back titles, and have qualified for 17 of their 21 seasons. Led by an ownership group directed by 5-time NBA champion Magic Johnson and Mark Walter, the Sparks are dedicated to ensuring each home game at Staples Center encapsulates a championship entertainment experience, while also showcasing the best global female athletes on the court. The Sparks will tip-off the 2018 season at Staples Center May on 27th vs. Phoenix Mercury and next home game on June 3rd. vs. defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx. Please visit www.LASPARKS.com or call 1-844-GO-SPARKS to purchase 2018 season tickets today!