Free All-Star Jam Youth Skills Clinic for All Abilities

Free All-Star Jam Youth Skills Clinic for All Abilities

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United Disability Services (UDS) is hosting its second annual All-Star Jam Youth Skills Clinic on Friday, July 27 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. Vincent-St. Mary LeBron James Arena. The free skills clinic is being presented by Willie McGee, St. Vincent-St. Mary director of athletics, and sponsored by PNC. The event is an addition to the organization’s All-Star Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament fundraiser being held on Saturday, July 28, at the same location.

Boys and girls of all abilities in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to learn new basketball skills or strengthen existing ones under the guidance of experienced local coaches and volunteers. New this year, participants also will have the opportunity to sample several of the sports offered by United Disability Services’ All-Star Training Club inclusive sports program by taking the All-Star Challenge.

Youth can test their skills by participating in football, track, soccer and baseball challenges. Adapted drills for both the basketball skills clinic and All-Star Challenge will be available so that everyone can participate. Last year more than 80 children participated in the event.

McGee, who has dedicated himself to motivating and mentoring disadvantaged youth, will share his personal story as this year’s special guest speaker. He was a part of the “Akron Fab 5” that won the National High School Basketball Championship for St. Vincent-St. Mary in 2003. McGee holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Fairmont State University and a master’s degree in sports science/coaching from The University of Akron.

The skills clinic is free and lunch will be provided. Registration deadline for the clinic is Friday, July 20. For more information or to register, contact Teri Mino by calling United Disability Services at 330-762-9755 or email [email protected].

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