Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris is well known for giving back to the community, and that’ll continue later this month.
Body Sculpt of New York Inc. will be awarding Harris the “Commitment To Kids” award on Saturday, June 24 at their 14th annual Children and Sports Fitness Expo held at Public School 92 in Brooklyn, New York. The Long Island native has been more than generous with his time when it comes to mentoring younger generations. Back in March of 2015, the then-Orlando Magic forward brought home the NBA Cares Community Assist Award because he’s been so dedicated in mentoring at-risk-youth.
“For many children across America, athletes are their role models. Everyone from the basketball player who sinks numerous three-pointers to the female relay team that breaks world track records,” said Vincent Ferguson, the President and Founder of Body Sculpt of New York. “I can’t think of a more deserving athlete than Tobias Harris, who exemplifies the character, morals and professionalism that children can proudly emulate.”
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Additionally, the 24-year-old hosts his own basketball camp on Long Island. The Tobias Harris School of Business Basketball Camp provides valuable insight on the skills necessary to be successful outside of basketball. Harris believes it’s paramount to have these opportunities available to the youth, and he’s the one giving out all the information for kids as young as third grade and as old as 12th grade.
Harris completed his sixth NBA season this year, and it was his first full one with the Pistons. In 82 games, he averaged 16.1 points and 5.7 rebounds a night while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. The Pistons finished 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 37-45 record. The Magic traded Harris to Detroit last February, and the Pistons inherited the four-year, $64 million deal that he inked in July of 2015. He’s owed almost $31 million over the final two seasons.
For more information on the expo call (718) 346-5852 or visit: www.bodysculpt.org
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