The ball came right down through the hoop rewarding this young lady for her effort.
On an 87º afternoon, last Thursday, July 14, these kids were enthusiastically playing a game of basketball and making some good baskets.
Summer Recreation Impacts Youth
This year's Summer Recreation Program, ran as usual by Coach Gary Stout and Coach Jerry Myers, gives students the opportunity to be active and have fun for 24 days of summer, from June 21 to July 26. The students play basketball and have 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, 2 on 2 basketball tournaments and 1 on 1 basketball tournaments. Other activities offered include ping pong, foosball and corn hole tournaments.
Each morning they play wiffle ball. Contests include shooting, hot shot, basketball and free throw.
Attendance averages 40 participants a day. Students eat for free in the Robert L. Bland Middle School cafeteria.
Stout and Myers have been offering this program for many years. Myers said they appreciate and want to thank Dr. Mace and the Lewis County School Board for their long-time support of the Summer Recreation Program.
Front row L - R ,Clayton Wooten, Noah and Billy Grinnan, Gavin Hawkins, Keller Bennett, Garrett Freeman, Cade Griffith, Brandon Cooper, Wyatt Burns, Cameron Brown; back row Coach Jason Hawkins, Manager Matt Bennett and Coach Ryan Burns. Not pictured: Aiden Anderson
The Pony League Mustang Division Baseball Championships were played at Butchersville on June 20, with eight teams participating. The final game was played between the Athletics and the Pirates, with the Athletics winning. Congratulations to all players and coaches.
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