Basketball camp to launch in August

MORRISBURG – In an effort to expand some of the summer recreation programming offered in South Dundas, the municipality’s recreation department is offering a pair of week-long basketball camps in August.

“There’s certainly more interest in the sport, in part because of the success of the Toronto Raptors,” said Jamie Scott, community program coordinator. “it’s a sport near and dear to me, and I would like to see it grow here.”

To assist with the new program, Scott has enlisted Bob Thompson from Ingleside to run the programs this year. Thompson is well known as a basketball coach for the R-O Lancers, having competed at the provincial championships for many years before retiring. He runs the successful summer and winter Lancer basketball programs for South Stormont’s recreation department, and this past school year coached the Seaway Spartans junior and senior basketball teams.

The camps will run at Seaway District High School in Iroquois with two different week-long camps to choose from. Camp One is a three hour camp running in the morning from August 12-16th for youth between Grades 3 and 10. Camp Two is an hour and a half long camp in the afternoons for youth Grades 2 and under.

“For the younger kids, we’ll focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball,” Thompson said. “The older kids will work on building skill, and having fun doing it.”

Registration for Camp One is $100 for the week, Camp Two is $50. To register, contact Scott at the South Dundas Municipal Centre at 613-543-2673, or by email to Spaces for both camps are limited and once filled, the registration will close. Registration for both camps closes August 8th.

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