The I Am Basketball league in Muskegon is signing kids up for two different skills camps.
On July 28 players 8 to 12 will work with coach Dale Osbourne of the Portland Tralblazers.On July 29 coach Osbourne will instruct players 13 to 18 years old.
The camp is not only about improving skills but also encourages participants to stay in school, get good grades, and graduate. Coaches also want to help players overcome bad choices they may have made in the past.
Organizer Joe Kelm says that's exactly what one player from two years ago did after attending the camp.
"When he came back to the camp last year he was off of parole and his grades had improved," said Kelm. "A couple of months later he got a scholarship to play college football."
The camps are an annual event in Muskegon held inside the Reeths-Puffer gym.
The cost is $40 per athlete, but scholarships are available to cover the cost.
As part of the camp Saturday evening players from Muskegon, Holland, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo will compete in the I Am Basketball all-star event. It's also when the annual Law Enforcement vs Parolees charity game will be held.
The charity game is organized by the 70x7 life recovery program in Muskegon.
To sign up for the basketball camp visit their Facebook below or you can go to their website here.
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