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To help kids make up for the missed activities of the 2020 COVID year, Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George is helping get our youth back to normalcy and the joys of summer break by sending a handful of lucky students to Space Camp.
The camp will be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama where young students will have the opportunity to train as astronauts and learn more about the cosmos—coming at a time when U.F.O.s and the mysteries of space are being discussed due to recent C.I.A. declassifications.
“We were doing flight simulations, and now I’m actually thinking of becoming a pilot. It’s opening up new opportunities and new possibilities,” said Baruc Garcia, a participant from the space program.
Playoff P—in the middle of a second round series against the Utah Jazz, down 0-1—will be granting these aspiring aeronauts a fully paid trip and stay. George’s team also has plans to develop a program that will allow a select number of students to attend Space Camp for the foreseeable summers ahead.
Per the report from NBC News 19, Paul George’s manager Miles Williams spoke out on the plans and the great response and enthusiasm seen from this year’s group. “You know with the camps, they’re keeping the kids busy, keeping them learning, and I mean it’s just amazing.”
George’s act of charity is an encouraging response to help America’s youth get back on track with the missed social, physical, and mental development caused by online classrooms and restrictions.
With encouraging data to back a fully open, interactive experience for these students to enjoy, Paul George is certainly doing his part to help these kids shoot for the stars.