Utah Jazz to Host First-Ever Fantasy Basketball Camp
SALT LAKE CITY — Jazz fans who want to feel life in the NBA will get their chance when the team holds its first ever fantasy basketball camp.
The adults-only camp from September 8-10 will give hoops fans a chance to live like their jazz heroes for three days and two nights. Those who attend will train, eat and sleep like the pros.
Camp participants will be supervised by Jazz staff and will have lunch prepared by the team leader. In addition to practices in team-only areas of the Zions Bank basketball campus, there will be 5×5 games and an NBA Training Combine.
Former jazz stars Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams will be part of the camp ensemble, while team leaders Ryan Smith and Danny Ainge will make appearances throughout the event.
During the camp, attendees will stay at the Grand America Hotel, as will visiting teams who fly in to take on the Jazz at Vivint Arena.
“The inaugural Jazz Fantasy Camp will be an intimate and personal experience for people to walk in the shoes of a jazz player for a few days,” said Nate Martinez, vice president of fan development. “It will be a rare opportunity to interact with Jazz staff, play basketball where the pros play and have fun with other Jazz fans. We are thrilled to offer this camp for adults for the first time.
All Jazz campers will receive team items to look like a real player and participate in multiple photo and video opportunities.