2003 Nestle Crunch Hot Shots Camp
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Ten kids, ranging from age 12-18, are Hot Shots! Basketball courts will heat up this summer as these kids prepare to showcase their crunchy basketball skills against NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal. These students netted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Southern California on August 23, 2003 to participate in the 5th Annual Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots Camp with Shaq. Basketball skills, distinctive style on the court and overall Crunchy attitude earned them coveted spots as a Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots to attend the exclusive basketball camp.
The ten talented winners of this year’s 5th Annual Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots Camp are: Conner Oberst, 12, Ridgefield, Wash., Ryan Harrow, 12, Atlanta, Ga., Tatiana Ariel Haynes, 12, Pontiac, Mich., Paige Anderson, 13, Piedmont, Ala., Kris Johnson, 15, Harrison, Ohio, Kenny Howard, 16, Grand Island, Neb., Jon VanSkiver, 17, Campbell, N.Y., Shay Ashford, 17, Tupelo, Miss., Levell Hesia, 18, Klamath Falls, Ore., Manny Echeverria, 18, Arcadia, Calif. These kids displayed basketball skills beyond their age and were selected among more than five hundred contestants. These Hot Shots and their guardians will fly round trip to participate in the 5th Annual Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots Camp where they will have the chance to hoop it up with Shaq. In addition to learning the moves that made Shaq an All-Star from the master himself, each baller will also learn sensational streetball techniques from a special guest appearance by Streetballer White Chocolate. After lunching with Shaq, the Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots will receive autographed items, an official camp jersey and basketball, and a Nestlé Crunch Hot Shots Camp photo with O’Neal. ‘The killer crossovers, incredible slam dunks, and amazing ball freestyle moves these kids showcased did not make our decision easy,’ said O’Neal. ‘I’m anxious to play against these young basketball Hot Shots and test their skills this summer!’ The contest, which was open to youths between the ages of 12-18, invited ballers from around the country to send in home videos of rim-rattling dunks, no-look passes, trick shots, free-style dribbling and jaw-dropping buzzer beaters. The show was also taken on the road as talent scouts searched the streets for the country’s finest hoopsters and videotaped their entries. More than five hundred videos were judged on basketball skills, distinctive style, and Crunchy attitude.