The Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County desires to recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of Calvert County.
Patrick “Pat The Roc” Robinson grew up in Calvert County and played basketball for both Calvert High School and Patuxent High School before beginning his professional career with the Harlem Globetrotters. Pat has continuously given back to the community and, in 2005, he started a basketball program that is now considered the foundation for the Pat The Roc Basketball Academy located at the Mt. Hope Community Center.
When Pat was given the opportunity to have a basketball court redesigned by his sponsor, Project Backboard, he chose the outdoor court at Mt. Hope Community Center.
The Department of Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Pat The Roc Basketball Academy back-to-school clinic on October 9, 2021 at the Mt. Hope Community Center. The Board of County Commissioners are delighted to honor Pat’s dedication to the community and wishes to pay tribute to his distinguished and commendable service.
It is proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners that October 9, 2021 be known as Pat The Roc Day in Calvert County. It is further proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners that sincere appreciation and gratitude of all Calvert Countians is hereby extended to Patrick “Pat The Roc” Robinson for his service to the community, many contributions to the citizens of Calvert County and showing kids that truly Anything Is Possible
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly refurbished basketball court at the Mt. Hope Community Center in Sunderland.
Refurbishments were made possible thanks to contributions from NBA Trainer Patrick Robinson’s Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy and their sponsors. Patrick “Pat The Roc” Robinson was born and raised in Prince Frederick, Maryland and graduated from Patuxent High School. His basketball career began with Calvert County Parks & Recreation, which makes it especially heartwarming that he continue that trend kicking off his academy. He held several free clinics training children ages 4-17 years on the fundamentals of basketball. Visitors were met with a newly painted court branded in a Pat The Roc design.
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