Allegheny County will hold 29 basketball minicamps this summer

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It could be a basketball summer for some kids in Allegheny County.

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Monday that 29 basketball mini-camps will be offered throughout the county starting next week. The camps are free and open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18, the county said in a news release.

“The Hometown Hoops Mini-Camps are a great opportunity for kids to learn basketball skills from local coaches and players with experience in the NBA, NCAA and WPIAL,” Mr. Fitzgerald said in a statement, referring to professional, college and local sports leagues. “Participants will also receive a free box lunch courtesy of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Summer Food Program.”

Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged so every child receives a lunch.

Parents or guardians should RSVP to hometownhoops@alleghenycounty.us or calling 412-350-2455 at least 24 hours in advance of the mini-camp.

Children can attend as many times as they want. Inclement weather closures can be confirmed by calling 412-350-2455.

The camps, funded by a grant from the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from June 23 through Aug. 1

They will be held in the following locations:

● June 23-24 at California Avenue Park in Avalon

● June 25-27 at Meyers Ridge Park in McKees Rocks

● June 30 and July 1, Crawford Village Basketball Courts in McKeesport

● July 2-3, Hawkins Village Basketball Court in Rankin

● July 7-8, Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg

● July 9-10, Natrona Ballfield in Natrona Heights

● July 11 and 14, Pitcairn Park in Pitcairn

● July 15-16, Sharpsburg Family Worship Center in Sharpsburg

● July 17-18, Wilmerding YMCA in Wilmerding

● July 21-22, Pleasant Ridge Community Center in McKees Rocks

● July 23-24, Founders Hall School in McKeesport

● July 25, Marion Circle Basketball Courts in Clairton

● July 28-30, Charlie Batch Playground in Homestead

● July 31 and Aug. 1, Harrison Village Basketball Courts in McKeesport.

More information: www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/hometownhoops.aspx or call 412-350-2478.


Kaitlynn Riely: kriely@post-gazette.com or 4120263-1707. First Published June 16, 2014 3:29 PM

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