Sports & Recreation


Community Youth Participate in Phoenix Suns Basketball Camp

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community had the chance to participate in the Phoenix Suns Basketball Camp, held July 4-8 at Thunderbird High School, located northwest of the Community in Phoenix.

The camp offered one-on-one training and instruction for both experienced and inexperienced youth in a positive atmosphere. The camp welcomed both boys and girls ages 6 to 17.

Throughout the afternoon, all the children were on the court participating in games or drills to improve their basketball skills. Personal attention was given to each camper by experienced basketball coaches, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury players, and the volunteers who help put on the camp.

The youth received autographed jerseys, basketballs, backpacks and many more prizes.

“I liked learning all about basketball,” said 7-year-old Lewis Jackson, who was among the many younger campers.

Nicholas Landin, another young camper from the Community, said he enjoyed himself and also learned skills he plans to use in the game.

Former Phoenix Suns players Alvan Adams, Mark West and Cedric Ceballos were just a few of the pros who visited the camp and provided hands-on instruction to the kids.

Every year the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury put on the basketball camp as a summer program for children from around the Valley.

Community Youth Participate in Phoenix Suns Basketball Camp
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