Programming will begin on July 13 and run through mid-August

Washington, D.C. –The Washington Wizards will offer free virtual summer camps starting on Monday July 13. The program will offer three one-hour sessions per day for four consecutive weeks and will focus on skill development that can be done at home with minimum equipment.  The virtual Wizards Basketball Academy is open to boys and girls of all ages. 

 “While we’re all disappointed at the cancelation of our in-person summer programming, we hope these free daily skill development sessions will be a help to kids and parents alike,” said Shannon Clancy, Sr. Manager of Youth Basketball for Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

The Wizards District Gaming Youth Academy Virtual Summer Camp, presented by Leidos, is a full day esports camp program. The program will be run in conjunction with The Game Gym, an esports training facility located in Rockville, MD. The program will focus on daily skill development, fitness, life skills, and feature virtual meet and greets with Wizards District Gaming athletes and executives. The camp is open to children ages 10 to 17 and costs $199 to register. The program will also launch on Monday, July 13.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with our friends at Game Gym to provide young Wizards District Gaming fans with the coaching and mentorship they need to become the next generation of NBA 2K League pros,” said Andrew McNeil, Director of Esports for Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

“Game Gym is thrilled to be partnering with Monumental and WizDG for summer 2020!,” said Game Gym CEO and Founder Josh Hafkin. “As the DMV’s local esports training center, we cannot wait to deliver a high-end online NBA2K camp experience for our community.” 

To register for either program or to find out more information, please visit DCFamily.com.

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About Game Gym

Game Gym is an esports training center that offers a healthy and holistic approach to video games, with live and online structured sessions and professional, certified coaches designed to help children and teenagers game better and smarter. Game Gym From Home offers online afternoon sessions every weekday that allow participants to receive personalized instruction from coaches, plus team-building and supervised gaming blocks.  Camp From Home offers full-day, week-long summer camp sessions that include a combination of game play and game training with nationally recognized pro players and coaches, as well as life skills sessions focusing on health and fitness, game design, and other key topics.  The Step Up Series of Online Tournaments offers free weekly tournaments in such games as Rocket League, FIFA, Project+, and a rotation of first-person shooter (FPS) games.  www.gamegym.com