Five free, regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camps will be held this summer. Specific locations are still being finalized, but these camps will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates and counties.
- Monday, June 8 – Lawrence County
- Tuesday, June 9 – Floyd County
- Wednesday, June 10 – Jackson County
- Tuesday, June 16 – Knox County
- Wednesday, June 17 – McCreary County
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.
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
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2015 Event Sponsor
2015 Bronze Sponsor
- Bowling Funeral Home, London
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 email@example.com
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