2nd Annual Shoot Basketballs NOT People Presidents Day Clinic

Bushel High School, Akron Ohio


The rate of senseless crime in the City of Akron is steadily increasing at an alarming rate. Not only is it affecting the families of victims, but consequently our communities and the children who live there. With cuts in educational programming and other extracurricular activities, our children have less access to opportunities that promote sense of community, active engagement and social responsibility. 

The Shoot Basketball Not People campaign in collaboration with the Kenmore Youth Basketball League, Essentials Basketball Academy, MKU Athletics and the Young Black Professionals Coalition (YBPC) will be hosting its 2nd Annual Free Basketball Clinic Monday February 17, 2014 from 8am-5pm at Buchtel High School. 

The goal through the Shoot Basketball Not People Free Basketball Clinic is to provide more than 200 school age youth with an opportunity to explore basketball in a positive manner while educating them on the dangers of violence in their community. In addition to athletics, students will have the opportunity to interact with peers and community mentors in a positive environment. The event will include a variety of instructional sessions, motivational speakers (former athletes and community leaders from Akron), lunch and t-shirts.

Please note that their are a variety of camps with different times. In order to effectively assure you child has the ultimate experience we ask that you sign your child up for his/her proper grade level. Registration will fill up swiftly, so please register your child as soon as possible.

Pre-K / Elementary Clinic

Pre-K: Ages 3-6 years old

Grades 1-5: Ages 8-11 years old

Middle / High School Clinic

Grades 6-8: Ages 12-15 years old

Grades 9-12: Ages 15-18 years old

**Some participants my be presented with an opportunity to compete with an older group if their skill set qualifies.