2011 Big South Champion GWU Lady ‘Dogs Host Youth Basketball Camp at Rutherford Elementary

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2011 Big South Champion GWU Lady ‘Dogs Host Youth Basketball Camp at Rutherford Elementary

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – It takes hard work to be a true winner, and the lessons we learn as youngsters play a vital role in establishing our character on and off the fields of competition.  That’s why the Gardner-Webb Lady ‘Dogs and Rutherford Elementary School have teamed up to sponsor the 2011 Runnin’ Bulldog Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls ages 5-10 years old, from June 20 – June 22.

The 2011 Big South Conference Champion Lady ‘Dogs are fresh off their most successful season ever, having earned the University’s first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.  Now they are eager to share not only their passion for the game of basketball, but most importantly, the principles and habits that will help the children become champions in life.

“At our camp, we are not only going to teach the kids different skills, and how to compete, but we are also going to teach them about character, about having good sportsmanship and a proper attitude, because we think those things are essential to becoming a good person as well as a good basketball player,” said LaToya Carter, assistant coach of the Lady ‘Dogs.

Carter also insists that the camp will be fun for kids of all skill levels. “We’ll have some who have played on teams, and who love basketball, and others who have never touched a ball before.  That’s what makes the camp fun, teaching them all to work together. Basketball is about more than dribbling and putting the ball in the hoop. It’s about teamwork, picking up your teammates when they’re down, and staying positive when you make mistakes. Those are lessons that will serve them well in every aspect of their lives.”

The camp will be held at Rutherford Elementary from June 20 – June 22, and will last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.  The cost of registration for three full camp days is $90.  The cost is $60 for three half days, either 8-noon, or 1-5 p.m.  Campers should bring their own lunches.  For more information or to register, contact LaToya Carter at (704) 406-3207, or by email at ldcarter@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to over 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.