From the City: Media Advisory IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, 17 July 2009 Councilman Jewell invites families to sign up for free summer Youth Basketball Camp Free camp for boys and girls, ages 9-13 WHAT Councilman Marty Jewell, Central 5th District, Richmond City Council, invites families to sign […]
From the City:
Friday, 17 July 2009
Councilman Jewell invites families to sign up for free summer Youth Basketball Camp
Free camp for boys and girls, ages 9-13
WHAT Councilman Marty Jewell, Central 5th District, Richmond City Council, invites families to sign up for the Champions Youth Developmental Basketball Camp being held the last week in July.
This week-long camp is free for youth (boys and girls) ages 9-13, and openings are available on a first-come, first served basis.
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.
WHEN/ Richmond Camp to be held: MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009 – FRIDAY 31, 2009
WHERE 8:00 A.M. – NOON – Armstrong High School; 2300 Cool Lane
Petersburg Camp to be held: MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009 – THURSDAY 30, 2009 – 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. – Petersburg High School; 3101Johnson Road
Pre-registration is required and interested families should contact Dr. Leon Wright Bey, Camp Director, at 804.536.6394.
WHO For more information, please contact Mike Pearson, President/Founder, Friends Helping Friends, at 804. 405.4472, or 405.4472, or
Dr. Leon Wright Bey, Camp Director, at 804.536.6394.
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.