Mateen Cleaves brings camp to Grand Rapids

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jul 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 18:55:25-04


As a three time All-American and six year NBA player, former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves has always had a passion for basketball.  Now his passion is giving back to his home state of Michigan through basketball.  For the past three years the Flint, Michigan native has held his "1 goal 1 passion" basketball camp and for the first time he brought it to Grand Rapids.

More than 400 boys and girls, ages 8-17, participated in the camp at Godwin Heights high school in Grand Rapids this week.

"I am a proud Flintstone," said Cleaves.  "But, I am a proud Michigander, as well, and I wanted to, not only help kids from my city in Flint, but I wanted to take teh show on the road and be able to touche these unique kids throughout the state of Michigan, it just warms my heart."

After previously making a stop in Benton Harbor, the camp will next move to Lansing, August 4th-6th, before wrapping up in Cleaves home town of Flint, August 11th-13th