NBA Skills Trainer Chris Brickley Returns to the YMCA
MANCHESTER, NH – A three-year agreement between Wilson Athletics and YMCA of the USA providing $500,000 in funding each year to enable access to sports for underserved youth arrived in the Queen City on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Manchester native, Chris Brickley, a now highly sought-after NBA Skills Trainer and Wilson Athletics teamed up to engage 80 local youth (ages 10 - 16) in a two-hour skills course at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester. Chris Brickley and Wilson Athletics also presented a donation of basketballs and a check for $5,000 to YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of The Granite YMCA, as part of this program.
Chris Brickley first learned the game of basketball at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester. He attended Trinity High School where he played basketball, and went on to play college ball at Northeastern, SNHU and Louisville. Brickley will be joined by Stan Spirou, retired SNHU Men’s Basketball Coach, members of the SNHU Men’s Basketball Team, and members of the St. Anselm’s Women’s Basketball Team.
Wilson Athletics hopes to motivate youth to actively participate in sports and is doing so though this program enabling access to mentors, courts, and industry-leading sporting goods.
Pictured: Dan O'Connor (Advisory Board), Chris Brickley, and Wayne Robinson (Board of Trustees)
About The Granite YMCA
As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2020, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at just over $1 million to 5,144 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.