Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall Welcomes Kobe Basketball Academy

Jul 12, 2013, 14:30 ET from Tropicana Student Housing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Gardens is proud to welcome Kobe Basketball Academy for its 2013 summer camp. This year, Tropicana will be providing housing for over 600 participants, who range in age from 8-18. With its convenient proximity to the UCSB Thunderdome, Tropicana Gardens is in easy walking distance for the campers, with suite-style accommodations and an on-site Cafe in its residence hall.

"Being a basketball fan myself, I am excited that Tropicana Gardens is again hosting Kobe Bryant's amazing camp this summer," said David Wilcox, Executive Director. "The kids love that they get to meet Kobe and get a signature from him while attending the camp."

Zellie Hudson, Kobe Basketball Academy Camp Director, says, "We look forward to another great year at UCSB and Tropicana Gardens."

Kobe Basketball Academy was founded in 2006. For more information, see the Kobe Basketball Academy website.

Tropicana Gardens residence hall is just blocks from UCSB's main campus. During the academic year, Tropicana Gardens provides Santa Barbara City College students a campus residence hall living experience with furnished suites, and an unlimited dining plan and a direct bus to SBCC. Tropicana Gardens is known for its exceptional student life programs, its lush resort-style setting and amenities such as a heated pool, fitness room, rec room and 24-hour study lounge.

About Tropicana Student Housing

Tropicana Student Housing offers private residence halls and apartments for students attending the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). While Tropicana Gardens provides a residence hall experience for SBCC students, Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall caters to incoming UCSB freshmen. The Villas at Tropicana is a college apartment community for upperclassmen. Tropicana Student Housing is proud to be the Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics and is host to more than 90 summer camps annually. For more information, please visit

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