Homewood-Flossmoor High School Basketball Alums Excell Hardy & Brian Nussbaum Receive Ultimate Endorsement As They Unite to Give Back

Vikings United is a grassroots sports and life skills development program that targets grades 3 – 12 primarily in Homewood-Flossmoor School District and its surrounding communities. The main focus of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles, inspire leadership and encourage teamwork.

“Under the direction and leadership of HF Alum Excell Hardy and Brian Nussbuam, I am thrilled to announce that Vikings United is the official Boys Basketball feeder program of Homewood-Flossmoor High School,” said Dan Vosnos Homewood-Flossmoor High School Director of Athletics. “Through the collaborative efforts of Coach Condotti and his staff, HF Alum, and community partnerships, Vikings United provides a positive platform for our youth to grow athletically as well as socially with program designed for progress.”

The Vikings United Summer Youth Basketball Camp is a week-long (July 27th – July 31st) camp for boys grades 4 – 8.

Campers will be provided an opportunity to learn basketball fundamentals, develop life-skills, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a chance to demonstrate their abilities in a safe yet competitive environment.

“Vikings United is a new and exciting opportunity for student-athletes to learn the game of of basketball through fundamental principals such as hard work, togetherness and most importantly life lessons. Focusing on methods by which to become successful both on and off the court, Vikings United is committed to doing things the right way,“ Marc Condotti Homewood-Flossmoor High School Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.

“Brian and I are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with our alma mater Homewood-Flossmoor High School by way of the Vikings United program and give back to a community that has meant so much to our personal and professional development,” Hardy said.

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“Following my time at H-F, I went on to play college basketball and now work for the NBA Retired Players Association. My academic and professional experience has helped me realize now more than ever how athletics mimic life and can be used as a tool to provide skills that go far beyond the basketball court and playing field. I want to make sure our youth have opportunities that we didn’t have growing up and are knowledgeable on how to apply the skills learned to all aspects of their lives. I feel obligated to share my experiences with our youth while gathering the support of Homewood-Flossmoor School District and its surrounding communities.”

“Vikings United gives both Excell and I a chance to give back to a community we care about very deeply. We both understand that, through sport, there are countless critical life lessons that can be learned. On a personal level, many of the skills that have helped me become successful in my professional life, I learned from my incredible parents and all the wonderful people who were involved in my athletic career,” Nussbaum said.

“It is our goal to put programs in place that afford kids an opportunity to excel both in their sporting and personal endeavors. There are few things more gratifying than providing kids the tools to be successful. We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Homewood-Flossmoor High School and look forward to having a positive impact in the community for many years to come,” he said.

For more information on Vikings United visit: http://weteamup.org/vikings-united/

For more information on camp visit: http://weteamup.org/vikings-united-basketball-camp/


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