Utah Jazz Star Hosts Alaska Basketball Camp

by Steve Brawn
by The Associated Press

NBA all-star Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz is planning to host a basketball camp in his Alaska hometown to raise money for the treatment of sickle cell disease.

Boozer, who grew up in Juneau, will be back in town for the camp, which is scheduled from Aug. 3 to 7 at Juneau-Douglas High School, his alma mater.

The camp is open to children between the ages seven and 17.

Proceeds from the $150 fee will go to the Boozer's Buddies Foundation, which supports families affected by sickle cell disease
and funds research and treatment.

Boozer created the foundation after his son, Carmani, was diagnosed with the blood disorder.

Boozer says the 3-year-old boy was cured after a successful bone
marrow transplant.

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