Jam Van makes local stop
11, 2000] The
NBA Jam Van rolled into town Aug. 9 and set up Camp NBA at Lincoln
Christian College. The Jam Van is a mobile version of the NBA Jam
Sessions, an annual event which draws thousands of NBA enthusiasts.
The Jam Van is a 67-foot-long, 18-wheel truck designed to unfold
into a rather impressive display. Several basketball hoops swing out
from the sides, and the inside of the truck acts as a small NBA
include a video game area, a wall-sized video screen, an area where
you can compare your hand and foot size to those of NBA stars, and
statistics on NBA statistical leaders.
NBA allows kids to experience the NBA and to participate in drills
on their basic basketball skills, such as dribbling, shooting and
dunking. Area youngsters learned from Blaine Young, the event
producer, who travels with the Jam Van all over America. Resident
Nate Bossingham assisted with the activity in Lincoln.
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NBA is completely free of cost to participants. NBA, TBS and
Gatorade sponsor the event.
Jam Van has stops planned in Mahomet and Champaign before moving out
of the state of Illinois. The complete schedule for the Jam Van can
be found at NBA.com.