I want the kids to understand that they can use basketball to facilitate what they want to do in life
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
Shoot2Score Hoops, a non-profit organization created to give back to the Houston-area youth and community, plans on turning nearly 500 local youth into premiere basketball players, and even better people beginning June 9th.
“Shoot2Score Hoops is more than just a basketball program, it’s an opportunity for youth to build discipline, character and self-confidence,” Sloan, Houston-native said. The four-day camp for boys and girls ages 5-17, offers extensive training on shooting, dribbling, rebounding and playing sound defense in addition to the opportunity to be seen by AAU and high school coaches. Professional basketball players will be the camp counselors as always. From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day, the kids will have the opportunity to work with camp mentors, comprised of high school coaches, college and professional basketball players. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt, basketball certificate and other prizes.
“My goal is to provide an atmosphere where children can have fun and learn the valuable lessons youth sports can teach them,” Sloan said. “Sadly, many of our camp hopefuls can’t afford the registration fee and will need sponsorship to participate.”
S2S’s mission statement emphasizes its desire to provide “positive development of underprivileged boys and girls in Houston, Texas through basketball and character building programs.”
“I want the kids to understand that they can use basketball to facilitate what they want to do in life,” Sloan said. “Whether they want to be an engineer or a teacher, they can use the skills they learn here to achieve those goals.”
Sloan said he knows that sponsoring a child to participate in this winter’s basketball camp will make a lasting impression, supporting a child to achieve his or her dreams. “It is our hope that participants grow not only academically, but athletically, as well,” Sloan said. “Student athletes will be able to take these skills and apply them to all of life’s challenges, showing our participants that there is a new avenue towards their dreams!”
To access Shoot2Score hoops site, visit http://www.shoot2scorehoops.com/
To contact Marcus Sloan about the camp, call: 832-712-2829.