|Published:||Jul 12, 2012 10:20 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 12, 2012 10:20 AM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat star James Jones is surprising a Florida foster boy with a personal invitation to attend his summer camp.
Child welfare officials orchestrated Thursday's surprise, telling the 11-year-old he is meeting Jones to get an autograph at Little Haiti Cultural Center. But Jones has made arrangements for the child to attend his Camp for Champions next week along with other South Florida foster youth.
The annual camp includes sports and leadership activities designed to build self-esteem and confidence.
The Department of Children and Families has been encouraging parents to include foster children in normal activities such as team sports, summer camps and family vacations in an effort to create a more normal upbringing.
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