Paul Savramis (b. March 2, 1952) is an American pioneer in the area of educationally-centered youth basketball programs that are offered in several countries. He is the founder of Rising Stars, a non-profit elite interactive basketball clinic with specialized instruction which promotes education and reinforces values. Paul Savramis also founded and directed the Eastern Invitational Basketball Camps, one of America’s largest and most respected summer basketball, tennis, soccer programs. For his commitment to provide these interactive basketball programs in 27 states, Europe and Canada, Paul Savramis received an awards letter from the President of the United States commending Rising Stars for its excellence. In 2004, an excellence awards letter followed from the Governor of New York.
Paul Savramis graduated in 1978 from Queens College in New York with a Masters degree in Physical Education and a minor in Special Education and Child Psychology. After graduation, Paul Savramis worked as a water safety instructor for the American Red Cross where he was responsible for the training and preparation of lifeguards and water safety instructors in the tri- state area. Prior to that, Paul Savramis worked in Westchester Day School where he was responsible for the organization, supervision and direction of all aspects of Health and Physical Education instruction. In 1985, Paul Savramis founded and directed the Nick Bollettieris Tennis Camps in the Greater NY area.
With his programs, Paul Savramis established an international network of supporters that included appearances by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird at his basketball camps. Paul Savramis created these programs to teach impressionable young adults the significance of teamwork. In addition, through programs like Rising Stars, children and teens can recognize the strength of integrity, responsibility and respect.
Rising Stars was founded in 1996 to address the growing concerns that parents have during their children’s formative years, and the need for a year long program to improve the lives of young men and women. Paul Savramis is committed to work in the service of the youth in the community.
Paul Savramis is also a strong supporter of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and the Ronald McDonald House.
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