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City basketball camp is next week


The City of LaFayette’s summer basketball program is already in full swing, but next week the marquee event of the season takes place with the annual basketball camp. Sponsored by the City of LaFayette and free to all kids ages 7-18, the weeklong camp begins Monday, June 11.

Returning again to lead the camp is legendary coach John T. Woody. The retired LaFayette High head coach has organized and directed the camp since his early days at LHS, and nearly all of his players attended the camp before playing at the high school level.

The camp is one reason that LaFayette has consistently been a powerful basketball program. Current Bulldog head coach Obadiah Threadgil will also be on hand for his second summer camp. Coach Threadgil, along several LaFayette High alumni, will lend their services and expertise for the camp.

Campers will participate in a number of activities under the guidance of Woody and his staff, including instructional drills and 3-on-3 games.

Camp starts on Monday, June 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CST in the LaFayette High School Gym. The weeklong camp concludes on Friday, June 15th with an awards        presentation by Coach Woody recognizing the top performers of the week.

The city is also participating in a summer meal program with other members of the county and meals will be provided at no charge to kids under the age of 18. The food program extends past next week’s camp and will last the remainder of the summer.

The summer basketball camp has been a staple in the LaFayette summer recreational program, and frequently draws more than 150 campers. It promises to be a great event for the area youth.