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Kankakee to hold athletics conference

May 17, 2019

Kankakee High School will welcome a pair of special guests in a couple of weeks when the school holds its inaugural Kankakee Kays Athletics Conference.

Dr. Lonise Bias, the mother of Len Bias, the number-two overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft who died two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics, will kick off the conference at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at Kankakee High School with a keynote address.

She will then speak directly with female student-athletes, while former Kankakee standout and recent Oklahoma University men’s basketball player Jamuni McNeace will speak with male student-athletes.

After speaking, D. Bias will give free sports physicals in the afternoon before speaking with parents and community members at 6:30 p.m. McNeace will host a free basketball camp for Kankakee High School students, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, June 1, McNeace will host another free camp for area boys and girls grades six-eight. Both camps will be open to the first 30 people that reserve a spot.

To schedule a physical or register for the free camps, call 815-802-5525.