‘Sponsorships give local youth new experiences’

Telegram & Gazette

July 13th, 2013 by 


Two campers enjoy Holy Cross basketball camp. Image by Telegram & Gazette

Hailed as “the best camp for basketball fundamentals, friendships and fun,” the College of the Holy Cross girls’ basketball camp began on Wednesday, July 10. Recently, the Telegram & Gazette reported that Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. sponsored more than 40 underprivileged Worcester boys and girls to attend their respective basketball camps at the College.

In the article, Bill Gibbons, head coach of the women’s basketball team at Holy Cross, commented on the importance of the camp. “It’s great for these kids to get this opportunity,” he said. “A lot of [them] live a mile away, but Holy Cross is a different world.” This year, students from East Middle, Burncoat Middle, North High, South High, Worcester Tech, and Quinsigamond Elementary schools attended the camp. Regarding the players, Gibbons noted their progress, saying, “I’ve seen their basketball skills get better, but most importantly I see their life skills get better, their maturity, [and] their self-confidence.”

Happily, camp attendees agree that the basketball camp is a positive experience. Manneh, a local honors student and participant in the program, says, “I want to play basketball in college. I didn’t really want to before coming to Holy Cross basketball camp. [When] I started working really hard I really started loving it, and now I want to play all the time.”

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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