POSTED: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 8:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
MCALLEN, TEXAS - Academy Sports + Outdoors and the NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that they will be hosting three basketball clinics for boys and girls ages 9-through-14 throughout the summer at Academy locations in Edinburg, McAllen and Brownsville.
The clinics will be free. Clinic participants will also receive breakfast, a t-shirt and a photo with Vipers players.
Participants at each camp will have a chance to win two tickets to the Houston Rockets-Boston Celtics game on October 7 at Dodge Arena, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. There are no longer any individual tickets available for this game.
The first clinic, run by Vipers head coach Clay Moser and featuring Vipers players, is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at Academy in Edinburg.
The second clinic, run by Vipers players Trent Strickland, Quin Humphrey and Stanley Asumnu, is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at Academy’s Ware Rd. location in McAllen.
The third clinic, run by Vipers assistant coach and 13-year NBA-veteran player Robert Pack and featuring Vipers players, is scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at Academy in Brownsville.
Each camp will start at 8:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast. At 9:00, the kids will break up into three age-based groups to work on offense, defense and conditioning for 30 minutes each. At 10:30 there will be a one-hour autograph/picture session with Fang and Vipers players or coaches.