With a 12-year basketball career spent in the NBA minor league and FIBA Europe, BeReady director Ben Ebong believes the academy's vision is bigger than basketball alone. The game has had a profound influence on his life. It’s taught him to be a leader, face challenges, deal with disappointment, and become a valuable member of a team. These are the same principles he instills in the players at each youth basketball camp. With the help of experienced coaches and professional speakers, the academy's program aims to build character in addition to athletic training. While learning fundamental basketball skills, students will begin to understand the discipline needed to compete at a high level and appreciate the importance of an active lifestyle. Much like team mascots who preemptively glue their heads on before doing backflips, they’ll learn to set goals and draw up plans of action for achieving them.
• For $44, you get two upper-balcony (balcony rows LL–WW) tickets (a $68 value before fees, or up to an $86.30 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $60, you get two lower-balcony (mezzanine rows AA–KK) tickets (a $97 value before fees, or up to a $116.20 value online, including all ticketing fees).
Not only do canines and their owners come to Dog Bar to socialize, but human visitors can also order a round of beer. While owners sip cool beverages from the bar, dogs play on a partially covered patio with astroturf. Dog Bar's staff sanitizes the play area each day, ensuring a clean and safe environment.
At Romp n' Roll, children ages 3 months to six years participate in activities that encourage motor-skill development and creativity. Within the non-competitive and nurturing environment, experienced teachers lead classes in activities such as gymnastics, art, or music. Meanwhile, during open-gym sessions, children cavort across play equipment under parent supervision.
The Comedy Zone tunes giggle-boxes to the sounds of world-renowned comedians who provoke chortles in a traditional standup setting. Check out upcoming acts such as Pat Godwin (June 29–July 2), whose comedy songwriting ranges from absurd ditties such as "Gangsta Folk" to improvised tunes that fly off the cuff and land rhythmically onto his guitar strings. The fiery Grandma Lee (July 6–9) won acclaim on Last Comic Standing, where her quick wit and snide jokes about family and modern life planted her firmly on the vanguard of comedy. A singing, walking, banana-peel-blundering comedian, Todd Yohn has mastered the arts of musical and physical comedy, and entrances audiences with a slow-roasted mix of songs and oddball characters (August 3–6).