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UK Men's Basketball, Mamba and Mambacita Foundation to host free camp for kids Oct. 26

The UK men's and women’s basketball teams with Natalia Bryant (Kobe Bryant's daughter) and Kat Conlon, president of the foundation, before last year's camp at UK. Photo by Chet White.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 23 2023) — The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team is hosting a camp this week for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. The team has collaborated with the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation (Kobe Bryant’s foundation) to bring the camp to Lexington. Coach John Calipari is encouraging children and grandchildren of UK employees to attend the free camp.

“We are excited to continue this partnership with the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation," Calipari said. "Kobe was an individual who was relentlessly competitive and found greatness on every path he traveled. This partnership helps provide clinics that instill many of those same values that Kobe showcased and are integral to all within our program”

For more information and to register for the camp, visit

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