This month the UB Division of Athletics, in conjunction with the Office of Community Relations, will be co-sponsoring the Higher Heights Basketball Clinic, Saturday September 18, 2010, at Good Year Basketball Courts – next to Allen Hall (South Campus). Rain site is Clark Hall on UB’s South Campus.
The clinic, which will run from 9:30am until 2:00pm is free and open to boys and girls, ranging from grades 3-8, who are residents of South Campus Neighborhoods. Each child will receive a complementary t-shirt and lunch.
Directing the clinic will be head men’s basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon; head women’s coach Linda Hill-MacDonald, who will talk to participants about the value of an education; and assistant men’s basketball coach Jim Kwitchoff.
Participants will receive instruction in six basketball skills, including shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, footwork, and rebounding. The kids will also have the opportunity to ask questions of UB coaches and student-athletes. The children will also have the unique opportunity to travel to North Campus and tour Alumni Arena, player locker rooms and weight rooms.
Due to the high level of interest for this event, participants are encouraged to pre-register by completing a pre-registration and consent form found at the following locations: Gloria J. Parks, Ed Saunders, Highgate Heights, Westminster, Phoenix computer lab, Ken-Bailey housing and St. Joes. Parents will have the opportunity to register on-site on the day of the event is there is availability. The form must be completed and received by the Office of Community Relations in 1010 Allen Hall or by fax 829-3912 to ensure placement. The first one hundred and twenty (120) completed forms received will be chosen to participate.Don’t miss the opportunity to share in this positive and fun-filled event.
Complete and return your form today!
Photos by Nancy J. Parisi