On June 4, 5 and 6, the Vienna Eagles’ boys and girls coaching staffs, along with several retired and current coaches from the area, hosted a camp for student in grades 4-9 throughout the county. A total of 58 children participated in the three-day clinic.
“Players worked hard for three days trying to master the fundamentals of the game,” said coach Jamie Kerley, head VHS girls basketball coach. “Coach Waters and I understand the need for these camps and truly appreciate the help we received from Bob Murley, Ross Hill, Max Hook, John Summers, Bob Trover, Greg Frehner, Mike Schmidt, Ariel Ford, Allison Bean, Adam Hook and Dewayne Hensley.
Coach Waters also wishes to thank the boys and girls high school players who donated of their time to come and work with the youth.
“With these camps it is our hope to not only increase campers knowledge and skill sets of the game, but to demonstrate a passion for the game to the children,” said Waters, VHS’s head boys coach.
“We have a great opportunity and a great responsibility as coaches to promote the game of basketball and all the life lessons it teaches,” said Kerley.
Both coaches also added a special thank you to the businesses that sponsored the camp, Lawrence and Bean Insurance, Harper Ford, Shawnee Professional Services, Southern Trust Bank, The Vienna Times and The Secret Garden. “Without the continued support from local businesses, what we do at VHS would not be possible. And with that, we ask the community to support local business,” Kerley added.