Power Up Basketball camp July 14-17

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Roy Pankey teams with Rhea and Bledsoe Councils for Basketball Camp in Pikeville. (Photo: Gary Bolden)

Basketball Camp partners with Health Council

Pikeville, TN — Power Up Basketball is partnering with the Rhea and Bledsoe County Health Councils to present LITTLE BALLERS ELITE Basketball camp on July 14-17 from 9am – 12 CST, 10-1 EST each day. Grades k-8. ELITE PLAYERS will be from 4-7 pm CST, 5-8 EST  Players will be placed with their appropriate age and skill level. It will be held at Pikeville Elem School. Cost is $75 per camper, with discounts available for siblings.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. The camp will have Top quality instructors on hand to properly teach and push the players. Each player will also receive an ELITE PLAYER Tshirt. .

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We are partnering with Rhea and Bledsole Health Councils to put on a camp. They wanted to come in and educate the players on diabetes prevention, tobacco health effects and other health issues. I have great staff coming in next week to work with kids and promote the game of basketball.

Roy Pankey -Power up Basketball

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There will be a great staff working with the campers during the four day camp. There will be several staff members, all of whom are very experienced players, who have trained with Roy Pankey.

“Our staff members are college and future college players. We want every kid to have a chance to participate and get better. I have worked with several players who are playing at the College level,”  said Roy Pankey.

Power Up Staff members working the camp include: Melanie Barker(Tennessee Wesleyan College), Tiffany Grissom(Bryan College), Destanie Smith(Tennessee Wesleyan College), Eric Hale (Tennessee Wesleyan College), Jamal Worthington(Lee College), Blake McCloud(Tennessee Wesleyan College), Alisa Guardiola (Walters State) and Ashley Gilbert(Bledsoe County High School).

“We are going to stress strong fundamentals. We will have a huge emphasis on footwork and ball handling. We also will work on shooting and other skills but I think that footwork and ball handling are essential to being a successful basketball player”, added Pankey.

Two players who are currently playing for the Lady Eagles Basketball team have trained with Roy Pankey and will be playing for the Tennessee Force Girls team this weekend in Nashville area this week in a huge “Exposure Tournament. the Force just returned from Lexington Kentucky last weekend, where they finished in the top 4 out of 42 teams in their bracket.

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Melissa Britt, a Registered Nurse, will be speaking at the Power-Up basketball camp in Blesoe County. She will be speaking on nutrition and fitness. Information on tobacco will also be available. They will work on agility and fitness skills while learning about character and morals.

Susan Delaney -Southeast Regional Health Office

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The Rhea and Bledsoe Health Councils have many programs they are promoting in the local area. These programs are targeted at local young people to help educate them on how to avoid some of the health issues that are such a struggle for young people these day.

 Call or text Roy Pankey at 423-285-0334 for more information about the camp.

Power up Camp Staff Members - Jamal Worthington, Melanie Barker, Eric Hale, Destanie Smith, Blake McCloud & Alisa Guardiola.  Not pictured Tiffany Grissom and Ashley Gilbert,   (Photo: Gary Bolden)
Power up Camp Staff Members – Jamal Worthington, Melanie Barker, Eric Hale, Destanie Smith, Blake McCloud & Alisa Guardiola. Not pictured Tiffany Grissom and Ashley Gilbert, (Photo: Gary Bolden)
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