Timberwolves' Tolliver leads camp for Joplin kids
Friday, June 3, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver plans to hold a basketball clinic next week for children affected by the tornado that devastated Joplin in his native Missouri.
Tolliver grew up in Springfield, about a 45-minute drive from Joplin. The clinic will be Wednesday at the Sports Park of Southwest Missouri and is free for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Tolliver hopes the camp will bring smiles to faces of kids who have lost everything after the tornado hit May 23. More than 130 people were killed in the storm, and more than 8,000 homes or apartments were damaged or destroyed.
Tolliver asks that anyone interested in helping send money to the Abundant Life Christian Center in Joplin.
Where to give: Abundant Life Christian Center, 6863 E. Newman Rd, Joplin, Mo., 64801.