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Tyreke Evans and VSP Vision Care Host Basketball Camp for Kids

Tyreke Evans and VSP Vision Care Host Basketball Camp for Kids

NBA star New Orleans Pelicans Guard/Forward Tyreke Evans and VSP Vision Care host Basketball Camp for Kids ages 7-18. The two-days basketball camp presented by VSP focused on teaching the kids the fundamental of basketball, helped with personal development and encouraged team participation. Tyreke a native of Chester was on site at Chester Hill High School this weekend working with the kids to improve their skills while sharing his road to success. Over 140 underprivileged kids participated in the camp that included Free Eye Care and Eyewear by VSP® Vision Care.

Chester is one of the most financially stressed communities in the state of Pennsylvania; so having one of their own come back to share his skills was a welcome addition to the community. “This is our first year holding the basketball camp in my hometown of Chester,” said Tyreke. “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 to excel in school, sports and much more.”

New Orleans Pelicans GuardForward Tyreke Evans hosts camp for kids in Chester, PA
The most important part of the camp was the personalized instructions provided by Tyreke to each kids.

The kids and adult in the community were provided free eye exams and glasses in the state-of-the-art 45-foot-long mobile eye exam clinic. As the kids head back to school a healthy vision is essential to their ability to see well and achieve their academic potential. Studies have shown that more than 60 percent of children with learning problems have undiagnosed vision issues.

Healthy vision is essential to a child’s ability to learn and achieve their full potential. Since vision problems can begin at an early age, children should receive regular comprehensive eye exams — at 6-months-old, 2-years-old, before kindergarten and every year following. Today, one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem.

The Mobile Eye Clinic gave the community access to eye care that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive. VSP Mobile Eye working in partnership with VSP network of doctors who volunteer their time and services, patients are able to receive a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses.

For more information on VSP Vision Care and VSP Global Outreach visit www.vspglobal.com

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    September 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Such a great campaign! healthy vision is SO important!

  2. Crystal

    September 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    As someone with less than stellar vision, I know how important it is for your academic success to be able to see well. I think this is a wonderful service to the community.

  3. Valerie Remy-Milora

    September 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    How neat for the community to have one of their own come back and share his time and encouragement with the kids. And what a fabulous campaign. I have ampliopia which was not diagnosed until I was in my mid 20s and caused me so much stress as a kid! I would read the same line over and over and thought I was stupid. Vision problems can do so much harm when undetected and most are easy to correct. I

  4. Tonya

    September 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    What a great community service! I remember how much I struggled in school before I had my eyes checked and it was determined that I needed glasses.

  5. Lynsey @MoscatoMom

    September 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    How awesome of him! I love when celebrities come back and take care of their home town. We have a lot of really great athletes that have come out of Pensacola – and they all are still very present in our community. Makes us cheer for them even louder.

  6. Jenn

    September 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    What a great service and such a nice guy. I love when celebrities use their fame like this to help communities.

  7. Mama to 5 BLessings

    September 8, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    What a great program! I love when celebrities and athletes help children and in programs like this!

  8. Heather

    September 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Well I couldn’t agree more about vision and giving kids a healthy outlet and hobby and teaching team building skills like basketball does.

  9. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    September 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What a wonderful program! Eye health is so important… and I truly believe that sports teach an incredible amount to kids about life, working together and trouble shooting!

  10. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

    September 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    This is a really great initiative. I love VSP and I especially love all of the things that they do in the community.

  11. Kathleen

    September 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    What a great cause. I am pretty passionate about that, as I don’t know what would have happened if my family had not been able to afford the eye care that I needed.

  12. Lisa

    September 9, 2014 at 12:09 am

    It’s totally awesome that they do this!

  13. Rachel @RunningRachel

    September 9, 2014 at 12:14 am

    What a great campaign! Vision is so important and something that man cannot recreate. Best to take care of it. 🙂

  14. Shell Feis

    September 9, 2014 at 2:16 am

    What an awesome VSP sponsored event. I love companies that give back to local communities in need.

  15. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    September 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

    As a child we didn’t know how bad my vision problems were until after I got my first pair of eyeglasses. That’s when I was shocked to learn bowling pins had stripes.

  16. Jennifer H

    September 9, 2014 at 9:35 am

    What a great cause and event!

  17. katrina g

    September 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

    what a great program. I love that he is helping other kids, that’s awesome

  18. Kimberly Grabinski

    September 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    How neat that he comes back for this camp! Many people take their vision for granted until it is too late, or don’t have the means to get screenings, this is a great cause.

  19. Coralie

    September 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I love basketball as was actually able to attend several camps when I was in school. I think they are a great way to help kids learn skills as well as build their confidence. This is great that he is taking time to do this and work with the community. It will really make a difference.

  20. Liz Mays

    September 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    What a blessing for so many people. As someone who wears glasses, I know how important it is and what a difference it makes.

  21. Digna D.

    September 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Very nice. It is great that some give back to their community like that. I’m sure that many have memories now that will last a long time.

  22. Notorious Spinks

    September 15, 2014 at 3:00 am

    This is awesome. I love when athletes give back to their community. Great job VSP.

  23. Ericka Chatman

    September 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Wow, it’s really great that VSP was able to provide over 140 underprivileged kids with free eyecare and eyewear. I’m also glad Tyreke Evans was able to be there.

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