Over 100 participants took to the court during youth basketball camps


GRAFTON—The Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium at Grafton High School was filled with the sounds of little feet and basketball this past week, as over 112 area youth participated in the multiple youth camps for grades first through eighth.

The free to attend camps is a way to encourage and educate area youth on the fundamentals of basketball. 

Head Coach of the GHS Girls basketball team Hartsel Keener was excited about this year’s camp.

“We had a great turnout this year. This is a good way to get the kids out of the house and put a basketball in their hand and hopefully it was as fun for them as it was us,” he said. “They really showed up and put in some hard work and that’s all we could ask for.”

The 2022 camp was made possible by the generous donations of area businesses, who not only contributed with their money but the more important resource of their time.

“Its our goal to make this an annual event that will always be free to the kids of Taylor County going forward. It is our way of giving back to strong tight knit community,” revealed Coach Keener.  

This year’s sponsors include.

John Bord – Taylor Count Prosecuting Attorney

R&R Services LLC - Jeff Roninson & Gary Rucker

Frey's Auto - John Snyder

We cut “so you don’t have to!” – Gary Mcle

Blackberry Hill Accounting, LLC. – Mandy Whitescarver

Ground Rules – Steve Louzy

Little Feet Daycare – Daniel and Julie Dowdy

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