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Published 6/28/2005

Owens Community College Hosts Detroit Pistons and Shock Camp, July 25-28

Owens Community College will offer area basketball players the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as part of the Detroit Pistons and Shock 2005 Youth Basketball Training Camp, Monday-Thursday, July 25-28.

The Youth Basketball Training Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 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.

"Owens Community College is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Pistons and Shock organization and host an exciting week of basketball for area youth throughout Northwest Ohio," said Michael Rickard, Owens coordinator of student enrichment and athletics.

Camp instructors for the four-day event will include Detroit Pistons and Shock officials and players, Michigan college and high school coaches, and current and former collegiate basketball superstars. Youth in grades 1-11 will receive instruction on various basketball skills, highlighted by ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Additionally, participants will be evaluated on their skill level and compete in games and a variety of contests.

The registration fee for the camp is $165 per participant and space is limited to the first 150 players.

During the past eight years more than 14,000 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 Student Enrichment and Athletics at (567) 661-7974 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7974, or (248) 377-8653.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and 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.



 

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