Kash Hameed is a former basketball player for Iona and Harlem school principal. He founded of Klinic Kids after he saw many students suffer from depression, anxiety and self-image issues due in part to the pandemic.

Klinic Sports organized a basketball clinic at Elmont High School where 75 children learned basketball drills as they boosted their mental wellness.

The coaches at the event were former college and professional basketball players who donated their time and knowledge. The drills include breathing exercises to help children deal with stress.

The students participated in self-affirmation exercises.

“Our mantra for this clinic is, ‘I am confident, I am committed, I am resilient, let’s get it,'” Hameed explained.

The kids also made new friends and potentially life-long bonds. At the end of the clinic, many of the kids said they left with a stronger sense of self-esteem and confidence that will help them on and off the court.

Klinic Kids will be hold its next event in New Rochelle on April 8.

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