LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Ladera Sports Center is pleased to announce the L.A. Clippers will host Youth Hoops camps for basketball players ages six to 14 from August 8 through 12 at the $35 million solar-powered multi-use facility, currently under construction in Ladera Ranch, Calif.

"The L.A. Clippers are extremely excited about partnering with the most advanced facility in Southern California to host our youth basketball summer camp," said Maurice Baker, supervisor of youth basketball programs for the L.A. Clippers. "Working with Ladera Sports Center is the best opportunity to show the people of Orange County our respect for their beautiful community."

Each camper will receive exclusive L.A. Clippers Youth Hoops gear, including a reversible jersey, drawstring backpack, replica Spalding basketball, baller band and $25 ticket credit to see the Clippers live at select 2016-17 home games. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $240 per camper.

"This camp is just one of many wonderful opportunities we're now able to offer athletes of all ages in Orange County," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO of SmartStop Asset Management, Inc., who designed, financed and is building the facility. "We will be offering many special programs and events of this caliber in the years to come."

Ladera Sports Center, which is being built on approximately four acres on Terrace Road near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Antonio Parkway in Southern California's Ladera Ranch, is nearly 60 percent complete and will hold a grand opening celebration on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several South Orange County clubs -- including Team Nikos Basketball Academy, Ladera Ranch National Junior Basketball, the San Clemente Volleyball Club, Little Rookies Youth Sports and Ladera Ranch Strength and Conditioning -- have already signed on.

"We're excited to have the L.A. Clippers come down to our facility," said Steve Williams, CEO of Ladera Sports Center. "Former L.A. Clippers and ambassador Lamond Murray will be leading the camp and over 100 players have already signed up!"

Ladera Sports Center will feature a 60,000-square-foot gymnasium with 48,750 square feet of court spaces -- eight state-of-the-art basketball and volleyball courts -- that have air-conditioning, noise decibel reduction systems, superior wood flooring and ceiling-mounted volleyball nets with ample spectator seats per court.

Campers can register on the L.A. Clippers Youth Hoops website. Questions can be directed to Maurice Baker, (213) 804-2013 or

About Ladera Sports Center

Founded in 2015, Ladera Sports Center is a multi-sport facility dedicated to providing top-class indoor programs and events. The center enhances experiences by partnering with customers to facilitate sporting events, programs and rentals. The goal of the center is to improve young athletes' and parents' experiences and promote healthy lifestyles for both youth and adults. The state-of-the-art facility offers TV monitors so spectators can view live games from different angles, video recording during games and practices, and live webcasts that stream games across the Internet. Learn more at

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC

SmartStop Asset Management, LLC is a diversified real estate company with a managed portfolio that currently includes approximately 43,000 self storage units and approximately 4.7 million rentable square feet. The company is the asset manager for 69 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada. SmartStop Asset Management is the sponsor of SST II and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), a public non-traded REIT focused on opportunistic self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. In 2015, key executives at Smartstop Asset Management negotiated the sale of SmartStop Self Storage Inc. (Smartstop), a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self storage company, owning and/or operating 170 self storage properties in 21 states and Toronto, Canada, to Extra Space Storage Inc., the second-largest storage operator in the United States, in a merger transaction with SmartStop having an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.

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