Share a Coke with… Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez, Carlos Boozer
Brook Lopez, Carlos Boozer

Back from his adventures in Moscow, Brook Lopez is continuing his pursuit to maximize his free time in the offseason by giving back to the community.

On Wednesday, August 20th, Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez and the team’s youth basketball development staff will be teaming up with Coca-Cola to provide 50 youngsters from the local Flatbush Boys and Girls Club’s Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse with a priceless clinic titled “Get the Ball Rolling” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the arena announced today.

The theme is to edify children on the significance of leading active lives, making healthy dietary decisions, and having fun. Coca-Cola intends to have Lopez use basketball as a portal to pass on those lessons.

Children need a role model to look up to, and who better to listen to about keeping your body healthy than a high-caliber professional athlete?

One child at a time is the initiative by Coke. Obesity is a growing epidemic, especially in the United States, and they feel that educating future generations individually will help find a solution, regardless of the potential gradual impact because progress is still being made.

If you asked me, Coca-Cola is the wrong sponsor for a “healthy lifestyle” campaign — its major product is detrimental to the body — but it’s the thought that counts, right?

The event will last from the media’s arrival at 3:15 P.M. to approximately 5:00, with some opening remarks by the hosts at 3:30.