Sign up now for Champions Youth Developmental Basketball Camp

07/17/2009 9:31 AM by

Sign up now for the Champions Youth Developmental Basketball Camp being held the last week in July. This free week-long camp for boys and girls ages 9-13 will run 9AM-noon Monday July 27-Friday July 31 at Armstrong High School. Pre-registration is required and interested families should contact Dr. Leon Wright Bey, Camp Director, at (804)536-6394.

Participants will receive free breakfast and lunch, basketballs expert instruction, t-shirts, school supplies and awards. Each camp will include 100 students. This will be the camps third year in Richmond.

Openings are available on a first-come, first served basis.

In addition, there is a Petersburg Camp to be held: MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009 – THURSDAY 30, 2009 – 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. – Petersburg High School; 3101 Johnson Road.

Champions Youth Developmental Basketball Camp (CDBC) began in Petersburg in 2005 and focuses on holistic skills development, including: Basketball, Academic, Life and Leadership (BALL). CDBC is produced by the nonprofit organization, Friends Helping Friends, Petersburg Department of Parks and Leisure Services, and through the leadership of Director Tami Yerby, and Camp Director Dr. Leon Wright Bey of Virginia State University, who previously served as Virginia State University’s (VSU) Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director.

In addition to the support provided by a variety of sponsors, key to the success of these camps is the help of numerous high school and collegiate basketball coaches; current/former athletes, educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, who serve as clinicians, motivational speakers, and support staff.

Assistance in bringing this camp to Richmond included, but was not limited to, support from Richmond City Councilman Marty Jewell, Central 5th District; Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation; Randy Ashe, Athletic Director, Richmond City Public Schools’ Armstrong High School (AHS); Darryl Watts, AHS Head Coach for Boy’s Basketball; and former local high school and Virginia State University Head Football Coach, Lou Anderson. Support for this year’s camp is also being provided by Richmond City Councilwoman Betty Squire, East End 7th District.



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