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Hooper Mentality Hosts Third Annual 'Her Time To Play' All-Girls Basketball Camp in Detroit



Detroit, MI – For the third consecutive year, the Hooper Mentality Foundation is proud to announce the return of its highly anticipated 'Her Time To Play' all-girls basketball camp, held in partnership with Detroit Parks and Recreation. This event, which has become a cornerstone for young female athletes in Detroit, aims to inspire, empower, and develop the next generation of basketball stars.


Taking place at the state-of-the-art Northwest Activities Center, the camp will run from June 17th to June 18th, offering a week filled with intensive training, skill development, and motivational workshops. The initiative is designed for girls aged 6-14, providing them with a platform to enhance their basketball skills while fostering a sense of community and confidence.


Empowering Young Athletes


The 'Her Time To Play' camp is more than just a sports event; it is a movement to empower young girls through the game of basketball. This year's camp will feature experienced coaches, including former collegiate and professional players, who are dedicated to mentoring and guiding the participants. The curriculum focuses on developing fundamental skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense, while also incorporating leadership and teamwork exercises.


One of the unique aspects of the camp is its emphasis on holistic development. In addition to on-court training, participants will engage in off-court sessions covering topics like nutrition, mental health, and academic excellence. These sessions are aimed at nurturing well-rounded individuals who can excel both on and off the court.


Community and Partnership


The partnership between the Hooper Mentality Foundation and Detroit Parks and Recreation has been instrumental in the camp's success. "Our collaboration with Detroit Parks and Recreation allows us to utilize amazing facilities and reach a broader audience," said Patty Medina, founder of the Hooper Mentality Foundation. "Together, we are committed to providing these young athletes with opportunities that extend beyond basketball."


Detroit Parks and Recreation has been a steadfast supporter of community-based initiatives that promote physical activity and youth engagement. Their collaboration with the Hooper Mentality Foundation underscores a shared vision of creating safe, inclusive spaces where young girls can thrive.


A Legacy of Success


Over the past two years, the 'Her Time To Play' camp has seen remarkable success, with numerous participants going on to play at higher levels of competition. Alumni of the camp have praised the program for its impact on their athletic and personal development.

"I attended the camp two years ago, and it was a game-changer for me," said 15-year-old Jenna Williams, a current high school player. "The coaches were amazing, and the experience gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams."


Looking Ahead


As the camp enters its third year, expectations are higher than ever. This year's edition promises to build on the solid foundation laid in previous years, offering new drills, enhanced training methods, and inspiring guest speakers from the world of sports.

The Hooper Mentality Foundation and Detroit Parks and Recreation are inviting the community to come out and support the camp. Parents, guardians, and basketball enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the open sessions and cheer on the participants.

Registration for the 'Her Time To Play' camp filled up quickly. For more information on how to register, contact Detroit Parks and Recreation.


In a city known for its rich sports heritage, the 'Her Time To Play' camp is poised to continue its tradition of excellence, providing a nurturing environment for young girls to develop their basketball skills, build lasting friendships, and gain the confidence to succeed in all areas of life.


About Hooper Mentality Foundation


The Hooper Mentality Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth development through sports. Founded by former collegiate basketball coach Patty Medina, the foundation focuses on providing resources, training, and mentorship to young athletes, with a particular emphasis on underserved communities.


About Detroit Parks and Recreation


Detroit Parks and Recreation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Detroit residents by providing recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Through its various programs and partnerships, it aims to foster a healthy, active, and engaged community.

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