University of Kentucky senior and National Champion Eloy Vargas will conduct five area youth basketball camps during the month of May.
Vargas, who helped the University of Kentucky men's basketball program capture its eighth national championship earlier in the month, will hold five camps in as many days May 14-18. The Nation of Blue Championship Camp featuring Eloy Vargas will tip off on Monday, May 14 at Belfry High School. Each camp will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Wildcat-led fundamental basketball camp is for boys and girls ages 5-15. Cost of each camp is $70 per participant.
Additional camps are also set to be held in Floyd, Johnson and Pike counties. A remaining date for one of the five camps will be finalized and announced later in the week.
Camp participants will have an opportunity to interact with a member of the 2012 NCAA championship team throughout the camp.
Fundamentals will be covered extensively. Competitions will include Free Throw, Three-Point, 5-on-5 and 1-on-1 vs. Eloy Vargas.
Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt.
Pre-registration is encouraged. The first 100 to pre-register for each camp will receive a t-shirt.
Camp registration forms are available at area schools and businesses. Checks or money orders for the camp should be made payable to Nation of Blue. For more information on the camp, call 606-339-5948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nation of Blue Championship Camp
Featuring Eloy Vargas
(9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day)
May 14 - at Belfry High School
May 15 - at Prestonsburg Elementary School
May 16 - at Roy F. Collier Community Center, Inez
May 17 - at Perry Central High School
May 18 at Highland Elementary School, Johnson County
Eloy will also be doing autograph signings in the area and you can find Eloy at the businesses below.
Monday May 14: South Side Mall in South Williamson, KY 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday May 15: Billy Ray's Restaurant in Prestonsburg, KY 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday May 16: Wildcat Wearhouse in Ashland, KY 6-7:30pm
Thursday May 17: Wildcat Wearhouse in Hazard, KY 6-7:30pm
Friday May 18: Wildcat Wearhouse in Pikeville, KY 6-7:30
Saturday May 19: Chrysler on Nicholasville 12-2pm (Free hotdogs and hamburgers)
Saturday May 19 Elizabethtown Town Mall 4:30-6pm
All other players autographed items will also be available while supplies last.
Prices of autograph vary at each location.
Pictures will be available for purchase.