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Owens Community College will offer area basketball players the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as part of the Detroit Pistons 2009 Youth Basketball Training Camp Tour, Friday-Saturday, July 31 - Aug. 1.

The youth basketball training camp runs from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus.

“Owens Community College is proud to once again collaborate with the Detroit Pistons organization and host an exciting week of basketball for area youth throughout Northwest Ohio,” said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics.

Camp instructors for the two-day event will include Detroit Pistons 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 $99 per participant and space is limited. In addition, each individual will receive a Detroit Pistons’ navy blue reversible training camp jersey and a basketball.

During the past 12 years more than 25,000 boys and girls have attended the Detroit Pistons Training Camp Tour occurring throughout Ohio and Michigan. For more information, call (567) 661-7973, 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973 or (248) 377-8653.

 

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