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WBA's Marietta Storm Players To Babysit, Read To Toddlers Who Live At Shelter

June 30, 2010 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Marietta Storm News Release

Professional basketball players from the WBA's Marietta Storm are known for their slam dunks, dazzling dribbles and bank shot skills. The team is now ready to show off their other off-the court skills: babysitting.

Players from the Marietta Storm, a WBA (World Basketball Association Exposure League) team, will babysit toddlers who live at Genesis Shelter, an Atlanta-based shelter for homeless newborns and their families. Lance Parique, Alex Qwumi, Deandre Bray, Stefhon Hannah, Casey Love, Anthony Joseph, Tay Barber, Darnell Cox, Parrish Brown and Justin Billingsley will read "Dora and the Explorer" stories to the toddlers as well as feed the babies lunch and help clean up. The team will also come bearing donations to the shelter including much-needed diapers, baby wipes and other baby items courtesy of the Marietta Storm's owner, Melvin Breeden, and Wal-Mart.

The event is scheduled for Thursday and runs from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Genesis Shelter is located at 173 Boulevard NE in Atlanta.

To the Marietta Storm, community service is just as important as competitive basketball. Two weeks ago, the Marietta Storm gave free game tickets and hosted youths from The Center of Children and Young Adults, a shelter based in Marietta, Georgia. It was the homeless kids' first WBA game.

For Marietta Storm tickets, sponsorships and game schedule, please visit For more information on how to volunteer and donations opportunities at Genesis Shelter, please visit

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