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SHND-2015-webOperation UNITE will be celebrating the 10th year for Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps – taught by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard – during the summer of 2015.
 

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Five free, regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps will be held this summer. All camps will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Make plans now to attend one (or more) of the following camps:

 
We are pleased to announce that Ameritox_LOGO_White_OL is the 2015 event sponsor.
 
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Drug-free fun

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 marijuana; how to talk with your children about drugs; and the signs, symptoms and dangers of drugs is provided to parents and/or guardians. In 2014 there were 380 caregivers who attended an educational program on heroin.

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.

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.

Photos from previous camps

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.
 
 

2015 Event Sponsor

Ameritox_LOGO_White_OL
 

2015 Silver Sponsor

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2015 Bronze Sponsor

  • Bowling Funeral Home, London

 

Sponsors Needed

Sponsors are currently being sought for the 2015 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps. For details on how you can help contact: Mark Davis, 606-330-1413 or mdavis@centertech.com