Shoot Hoops

Photos from the 5 free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps in 2014, taught by former UK all-star Jeff Sheppard, are now available.

Ameritox_LOGO_White_OL is the 2014 event sponsor

 

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  • Laurel County, held Monday, June 30, at Bush Elementary School in London, drew 134 youth participants. Click here to view photos.
  • Perry County, held Tuesday, July 1, at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard, drew 217 youth participants. Click here to view photos.
  • Johnson County, held Monday, July 7, at Johnson Central Middle School in Paintsville, drew 132 youth participants. Click here to view photos.
  • Boyd County, held Tuesday, July 8, at Boyd County High School in Ashland, drew 145 youth participants. Click here to view photos.
  • Harlan County, held Thursday, July 10, at Harlan County High School in Baxter, drew 333 youth participants. Click here to view photos.

 
Shoot Hoops camps provide participants an opportunity to interact with positive role models, receive positive anti-drug and self-esteem messages in conjunction with basic basketball skills instruction. A brief education program on how to talk with your children about drugs and the signs, symptoms and dangers of drugs is provided to parents and/or guardians. There were 380 caregivers to attend an educational program on heroin at the 2014 camps.

All participants in the UNITE-sponsored camps received a specially designed event shirt, regulation autographed Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball, and were entered into a drawing for two portable basketball goals given away at each location.

Drug-free fun

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs teach school-age youth fundamental basketball skills while emphasizing the importance for them to stay drug-free. Camps are fun, interactive, and provide a safe, drug-free activity where children have an opportunity to interact with positive role models while learning fundamental basketball skills.

As a senior at the University of Kentucky, Sheppard was named the NCAA’s Final Four Most Valuable Player in the Wildcats’ 1997-98 National Championship season. He would later go on to play one season with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and 3 years in Italy.

Some of the best volunteers at camp have been the residents and staff from the WestCare and Chad’s Hope treatment facilities. Their enthusiasm for helping youth stay positive and headed in a drug-free direction has added an extra spark to the instruction.

Through 2014 there have been 56 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camps drawing 7,713 youth participants from 56 Kentucky counties, 19 other states, and two other countries – England and Mexico.

To view photos from the 2014 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps Click here.
To view photos from the 2013 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps Click here.
To view photos from the 2012 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps Click here.
To view photos from the 2011 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps Click here.
To view photos from the 2010 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps Click here.
 
 

2014 Event Sponsor

Ameritox_LOGO_White_OL
 

2014 Gold Sponsors

UPS Foundation-web Cumberland Gap-SHND Walmart-Louisa-SHND KyGuard-camp Print FlowersBakeryLondon2-SHND WestCare-SHND Chads_Teen Challenge-SHND
 

2014 Silver Sponsors

Minuteman Press-SHND FCFCS_Logo_R2_v2 TimShort_SHND-web appalachian-wireless-shnd FirstFederal-Hazard-shnd
 

2014 Bronze Sponsor

• Ronald C. Cox Attorney At Law, PSC, Harlan
 
 
Sponsors are currently being sought for the 2015 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps. For details on how you can help contact: Carlos Cameron, 606-330-1413 or ccameron@centertech.com