Kelvin Sampson Holds His First Father/Child Camp at Indiana
June 11, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Calling it one of the most fun camps he does, Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson welcomed 56 families to his first Father/Child Basketball Camp at Assembly Hall, June 8-10.
"I truly wish we could have ended this on Father's Day," Sampson said as he greeted the eager participants. "The next three days are about making memories. You may not think so now, but in 10, 15 or 20 years from now, this will be something special to you."
The campers enjoyed three days of fun and camaraderie with the Hoosier players and coaches.
"I think it's fantastic," Stan Martin of Springville, who attended the camp with his son Cody, said. "We are always looking for something we can do together and we both love basketball so it's perfect."
"I want to be here so I can learn more basketball skills and learn from people who might be pros when they grow up," Cody said. "I've been a fan since I was born and I still am."
Sampson has great admiration for those who come to the camp.
"The people that come here are usually great fathers, that's why they do this," Sampson said. "In the nine years we ran this at Oklahoma, it was always one of my most fun camps. They're a blast, they're fun to watch. You see dads whose minds are writing checks that their bodies can't cash. Some of these guys were probably really good high school players, but they haven't played competitively in 20 or 25 years."
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