NBA veteran forward Adonal Foyle and his Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF) will host four camps in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago from July 8-11 to benefit more than 550 at-risk children.

Besides basketball skills, all participating youths will learn about HIV/AIDS awareness, healthy eating habits and sports psychology.

KLF’s Athletics and Academics Island Camps will welcome poor and disadvantaged youths, ages 11-14.
In addition to meals, coaching, and an official KLF camp T-shirt, each youth will also receive a book to promote literacy.

“These camps will show at-risk youth that earning a good education and succeeding in life is well within their reach,” said Foyle. “In these fun-filled camps we encourage youth to commit to excellence in both academics and athletics, helping them realize they are the drivers of their own dreams.”

Foyle, a native of St. Vincent and Grenadines, founded KLF in 2003 in purpose of empowering youths to grow into healthy and well-educated adults. He coined the name “Kerosene Lamp” in reference to the lighting he studied by when there was no electricity in his native land. Throughout KLF’s seven-year history, more than 2,500 students from the United States and the Caribbean have benefited.

This will mark KLF’s first program in Trinidad and Tobago, thanks in large part to the funding from an International Sports Programming Initiative grant by the SportsUnited Division of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Other key partners of the foundation in Trinidad and Tobago include the National Basketball Federation (NBFTT), Alliance for Sport & Physical Education (TTASPE), UNICEF, and the U.S. Embassy.