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BCI News June 2012

Basketball Plus Camp: Denver June 13-14

Our next BCI Basketball Plus Camp, June 13-14 at East High School in Denver, will serve urban youth associated with Colorado Uplift. Their mission to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth works well with our mission to change the cycle of pro basketball influence that impacts these kids’ lives. We’d like to thank Coach Rudy Carey for his involvement. Please consider supporting Basketball Plus Camps with a donation at BCIEdge.org/Contribute. If you’d like to volunteer at the event, on or off the court, please contact us.

Kevin Durant, “in pretty good hands.”

We are so inspired by Kevin Durant, the 6'9" forward who’s helping the Oklahoma City Thunder in pursuit of their first NBA Championship. At just 23 years old, Kevin has already earned a reputation for excellence – on and off the court – with basketball fans and among his NBA peers.

Even as he receives an incredible amount of industry attention, Kevin’s faith keeps him grounded. In an interview posted on beliefnet.com, he said, “In the Bible, the Lord exalts humility and that’s one thing I try to be all the time – when I’m talking in front of people or when people tell me I’m great, I (remind myself that) I can always be better, I always work on what I have now. I’ve just got to be thankful to the Lord for the gifts He’s given me. My gift back to Him is to always be humble and to always try to work as hard as I can.”

As players like Kevin continue to “walk the talk” about their faith, influencing fans and other players around the world, they deserve our support. BCI Loop was created to give these players new ways to find and support each other as they balance their careers, families, public image, and faith. We agree with Kevin, who said, “It’s good to see other [pro players] walk with the Lord, too. We do so much in this league.”

BCI Loop

BCI understands the influence that pro players have on fans and kids. We created BCI Loop to serve as a fraternity for professional basketball players, driven by the players and led by BCI Loop Primes: athlete leaders who, without judgment, make themselves available for spiritual and practical support of players "on the path."

BCI Loop now has a new online home and continues to add new members! Learn more about it and how pro players can “Keep it Real” in a world that often asks them to compromise their values and spiritual lives. If you are a pro player, let’s get in touch!

Social Media Success

We are thrilled by the impact of our expanded social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. As a result of our work with DNA Media Partners and your continued support, BCI has recently been contacted by exciting organizations like the USA Olympic Basketball Team. Also, Kathy Scheuerman was interviewed June 5, on a nationally syndicated, Denver-based on-line radio show about BCI and our upcoming Basketball Plus Camp in Denver.

Visit BCIEdge.org and click on the Facebook or Twitter icons to join the conversation! And don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook – it’s an easy way to help us grow our social network and share our vision.

BCI keeps in touch with our supporters, volunteers, and fans through social media like Facebook and Twitter. We welcome your support and, as our social media presence grows, we hope you will join us online and help to spread the word about BCI! Please feel free to forward this email as well.

Thank you for your support of BCI. BCI Loop and our youth outreach programs depend on the generous spirit of individuals like you. To make a contribution, please visit BCIEdge.org.