A free basketball camp will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. The Shoot Hoops Not Drugs program with former University of Kentucky basketball star Jeff Sheppard will take place Thursday, July 7, at Jenkins High School.
The camp begins at 4 p.m. and concludes about 7 p.m. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration.
Any school-age youth may participate in the program, which provides basketball skills instruction in conjunction with anti-drug and self-esteem messages.
Participants are asked not to wear open-toe shoes or sandals.
All participants will receive a free event T-shirt, regulation basketball, food and water, and be entered into a drawing for two portable basketball goals given away at the conclusion of each camp.
As a senior at the University of Kentucky, Sheppard was named the NCAA’s Final Four Most Valuable Player in the Wildcats’ 1997- 98 national championship season. He would later go on to play one season with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and three years in Italy.
For more information, contact UNITE at 1-866- 678-6483.