LANCASTER – About 70 spots are still available for a free youth basketball camp in Lancaster this Saturday hosted by Dewayne Dedmon of the Orlando Magic.
The one-day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Antelope Valley College, located at 3041 West Avenue K in Lancaster. It is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17. Lunch will be provided.
Dedmon and coaches will focus on ball handling fundamentals and proper shooting form.
The 7-foot Orlando Magic center has partnered with a nonprofit organization called A Foundation for Kids to bring the free youth basketball camp to Lancaster.
“Since I had a late start playing organized basketball, it was always a part of my plan to give back to the kids in my hometown,” Dedmon said. “This camp will be something that I never got to experience while growing up. Basketball is a sport where fundamentals are key, and I’m excited to be able to provide this opportunity to them at an early age. I am looking forward to hosting a camp every year if possible.”
Dedmon, a Lancaster High School graduate, played for both Antelope Valley College and the University of Southern California before he began his professional basketball career in 2013.
To register for the Dewayne Dedmon Youth Basketball Camp, visit http://www.dedmon3.com/.
UPDATED 8/11/15: The popular event has filled up and registration is now closed, according to organizers.