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Pilot Club: Hoops Dreams basketball camp open to children with disabilities

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Children ages 7 to 17 with special needs are wanted for the Hoop Dreams basketball camp, sponsored by Pilot Club.

“This will be our seventh year to host this event. This is a basketball camp for handicap children,” said Beverley Owens, Pilot Club member. “Pilot Club's focus is on brain-related disorders, but we would love to have any child with disabilities to participate. We encourage children to learn about ‘Protecting Your Brain For Life.’”

There is no charge to participate in Hoop Dreams, but space is limited, so those interested in participating are encouraged to secure a spot on the team. Registration is open to the first 25 registrants. 

The camp begins on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Sulphur Springs Elementary on Bell Street, with the first event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hoop Dreams will last for four weeks with an awards ceremony on the final night.

“Participants are paired up with a buddy each week of play, thanks to Teen Court volunteers. They are taught about teamwork, making baskets, passing and dribbling. Each participate will receive a trophy, basketball and T-shirt,” Owens said.

Partnering with Pilot Club are Alliance Bank, Eternity Creations, Oncor, Hopkins County Teen Court, Hopkins County Basketball Association, Sulphur Springs Middle School cheerleaders, Carrie Lennon-Cherney and Sulphur Springs Independent School District.

For more information or a registration form, contact Owens at 903-439-6748 or 903-348-5121 as soon as possible.  

 

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