The P.L.A.Y. Academy

Join Us in Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

The John B. McLendon Memorial Game
Friday, April 15, 2016 | Game begins at 6 p.m.
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts

Featuring Select Western Massachusetts All-Star Basketball Players and
Keynote Speaker New Orleans Pelicanʼs Norris Cole (2006 Graduate of P.L.A.Y.)

About Norris Cole

Norris Cole is a professional basketball player with the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to playing with the Pelicans, he played for the Miami Heat. A Dayton native, Norris graduated from Dunbar High School as the Salutatorian and Cleveland State University with a degree in Health Science. Norris is an accomplished basketball player, setting career highs and receiving a number of accomplishments while at Cleveland State University. Since entering the NBA, he appeared in the NBA finals his first three seasons and captured NBA Championships in his first two.

While basketball is a significant part of Norris’ life, education has always been a priority. He has a passion for the Dayton community and is committed to stressing the importance of education and positive character development among youth. As such Norris established the Norris Cole Foundation to provide an opportunity to give back to the greater Dayton community beyond his notoriety as a professional basketball player.


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