The Best Basketball Program in Columbus!!!
Where do the professional and college athletes go to give back? The answer may surprise you, Rodgers Neighborhood Basketball. Some of you may have never heard of Rodgers Neighborhood Basketball, affectionately known by its supporters as RNB. You may be familiar with our RNB Classic held annually in July; which is an All Star Game that features players from Ohio State and around the NBA facing off in order to raise money to support youth organizations and community programs. RNB is settin’ trends in Columbus, Ohio with more swag than just a little bit! We want to equip student athletes with skills to help them succeed on AND off the court. We hold several youth leagues, day camps, charter school leagues, church leagues, and clinics where kids receive instruction from the best. We also educate our players by holding some classroom sessions and assigning a weekly vocabulary word to increase basketball skills. All clinics are taught by professional basketball player Leon Rodgers II, former Ohio State player James “JJ” Sullinger and Ohio’s most winning high school coach, Coach Mike Thornton. We have visitors like City Neeeeews from Power 107.5, Jared Sullinger, Julian Sullinger, Evan Ravenel, W. Shawna Gibbs, and countless other star athletes and community leaders. We have a young progressive team leading the way, our Program Director, Makia Kambon and our CEO/Founder Leon Rodgers II. All of our events are held at The Divine Mercy Center located on 80 S. 6th St., formerly known as the Salesian’s Boys & Girls Club. We hold basketball clinics every Saturday from 9-11am at The LAB, which stands for Life After Basketball. It’s where you want to be…PERIOD!
-Dillon Volk, RNB Intern
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