Wilmington, NC - The Cape Fear women's basketball team spent time away from the court on Monday night to host a Youth Basketball Camp at Wilmington's MLK Center off 8th Street.
The free event to the community, hosted by the lady Sea Devils, featured 40 children ages 7-12 years old. The campers rotated through seven stations, each featuring two Sea Devils players. Campers practiced various skills including ball handling, passing, shooting, lay-ups, rebounding, agility, and defense. Games such as Knock Out, Dribble Knock Out, and Relay Races were incorporated into the camp throughout the evening as well.
"It was great for our ladies to pay it forward to the community, by helping run the youth basketball camp," said Sea Devils head coach Lori Drake. "I couldn't be more proud of the number of participants that showed up to our camp. Giving back to the community is what it's all about for our student athletes and coaching staff."
Along with teaching ball skills, Cape Fear emphasized the importance of teamwork by showing the campers how to work together at each station. The team also emphasized good sportsmanship by cheering on fellow campers and supplying a healthy dose of high fives.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience for the campers, and for the Cape Fear players and staff.
Courtesy Nick Denning