The fast approaching heat of summer and the lure of swimming pools and beaches couldn’t keep 28 energized kids away from the Bryan County High School gymnasium this past week.
The group was at the gym to attend the first Lewis-Mincey Basketball Camp that began Monday, June 2 and concluded Thursday, June 5.
The camp was conducted by BCHS girls coach Mario Mincey and brand new BCHS boys coach Ron Lewis. Lewis is set to replace last season’s coach Keith Bazemore for the coming year.
The camp was held for boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th in the mornings and each participant received a T-shirt. Awards were given out and a cookout was held on the last day of the camp.
Lewis said he’s wanted to have a camp like this for years and hopes it will be an annual event.
"We finally got the ball rolling this year and was able to have this camp and it has been a great success," Lewis said. "We had around 28 kids come out and, considering this was our first year, that is not too bad. We hope it will grow each year because the kids are having fun while learning the game of basketball. We work on fundamentals such as ball-handling, shooting and techniques in the first part of the session then let them play some games later in the morning, and they really liked that."
Some of the BCHS basketball players also helped out with the camp during the week.