Kids learn basketball skills at annual Parker camp

Published 10:30 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

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By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

After a two year COVID hiatus, it was great to be back on the courts for the Grimes Parker Basketball Camp.

Approximately 25 campers participated June 14-16.

Compared to past years, the days and times were scaled down. All campers received a basketball, t-shirt and a backpack.

Despite the changes, the quality of the coaching and teachings remained the same, which is the main element of a good basketball camp.       Having different coaches each day gave the campers different styles of learning the same basics of the game.

Parker’s family is in full support of the camp and their presence each day makes a huge difference. The coaches solidified their devotion to the annual event by saying they will always be there to keep the camp going.

A big thank you to Russell Hilton for his unending support in the gym and making sure things run smoothly. He is the PE teacher at Cooleemee Elementary. Shelia Taylor and other volunteers helped with checking in the campers and organizing the snacks each day.

Jan Coleman never fails to be there each year.

To all the other volunteers, your presence is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to be there.

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