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Gillispie to conduct statewide basketball camps

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie and his staff will travel around the state of Kentucky in August to introduce the game of basketball to the youth of the Commonwealth with an upcoming series of basketball instructional day camps.

The tour will include six sessions in four cities, from Aug. 15-27. Gillispie and his staff will also make a public appearance for non-campers after their stop in Pikeville with details and locations of the appearance yet to be determined.

“We are excited about the opportunity to travel around the Commonwealth and share the game of basketball with the youth of the state,” said Gillispie. “Basketball is one of the many things that make Kentucky so special. We welcome all ability levels and are looking forward to some fun days of basketball.”

The camps, which will include instruction from the Kentucky Basketball coaching staff, allow participants to learn the game of basketball through a fundamental, intensive learning environment. The camps will give individuals the chance to learn more about the game of basketball, introducing drills that can be used at home. The camps will also help the individuals develop positive attitudes, as well as gain more confidence on and off the court. In addition to learning the game, participants will also receive a Kentucky Basketball t-shirt, opportunities for autographs and photographs, a Kentucky Basketball Highlights DVD, a chance to participate in a question and answer session and chances to win prizes in camp competitions.

The fee for each camp is $79 per child. Registration is available at www.ukathletics.com. All campers must be pre-registered and paid in full and are encouraged to show up 30 minutes prior to the start of camp. For more information, please contact the Kentucky Basketball office at (800) 852-2875.

Camp dates are as follows:

Session I: August 15
Ashland, Kentucky

Ashland Blazer High School

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For Boys and Girls Entering 1st-8th Grades

Session II: August 16

Pikeville, Kentucky

Pikeville High School

9:00 a.m. to Noon

For Boys and Girls Entering 1st-4th Grades

Session III: August 16

Pikeville, Kentucky

Pikeville High School

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For Boys and Girls Entering 5th-8th Grades

Session IV: August 17

Hazard, Kentucky

Hazard High School

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For Boys and Girls Entering 1st-4th Grades

Session V: August 17

Hazard, Kentucky

Hazard High School

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For Boys and Girls Entering 5th-8th Grades

Session VI: August 27

Madisonville, Kentucky

Madisonville– North Hopkins High School

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For Boys and Girls Entering 1st-8th Grades


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