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July 22, 2022

Youth Take Part in Basketball Camp Hosted by Phoenix Suns Organization

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From June 21 to 24, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community youth took to the hardwood to learn the fundamentals of basketball at the Youth Basketball Camp, hosted by the Phoenix Suns. Twenty SRPMIC youth took part in the camp, which was held at the Williams Field High School gymnasium. 

Youth Take Part in Basketball Camp Hosted by Phoenix Suns Organization
20 SRPMIC youth took part in the Phoenix Suns Youth Basketball Camp for a week, playing with other kids from across the valley.

According to Vanessa Lechuga, SRPMIC recreation coordinator I, “Coaches from all over Arizona team up with the Phoenix Suns organization to teach [youth] basketball skills and prepare them for competitive play.” The SRPMIC youth were able to attend the basketball camp with the support of Community Recreational Services. 

Throughout the week, the kids took part in basketball drills and played exhibition games. A mini tournament in the afternoon led to a championship game on the last day of the camp. After everything concluded, all youth were recognized for their participation.