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Owens Community College Hosts Detroit Pistons and Shock Camp, June 9-12
Owens Community College will offer area basketball players the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as the College hosts the Detroit Pistons and Shock 2003 Youth Basketball Training Camp, Monday-Thursday, June 9-12.
The Youth Basketball Training Camp runs from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, June 9 and from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, June 10-12 in the College's Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.
"Last year's camp was a huge success," said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics. "The collaboration between Owens Community College and the Detroit Pistons and Shock organization in coordinating the basketball camp has proven to be a very beneficial initiative. I anticipate another exciting week of basketball this year."
Camp instructors for the four-day event will include Detroit Pistons and Shock officials and players, as well as Michigan college and high school coaches and current and former collegiate basketball superstars. Youth in grades 1-12 will receive instruction on basketball skills, which will include ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Participants also will be evaluated on their skill level and compete in games and a variety of contests.
The registration fee for the camp is $149 per participant and space is limited to the first 150 players.
During the past six years more than 9,000 boys and girls have attended the Detroit Pistons and Shock Training Camp Tour occurring throughout Ohio and Michigan. For more information, contact the College's Athletics Office at (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973, or (248) 377-8653.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 23 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.