CARE for Children’s 20th annual basketball mini-camp for school-age children was held Thursday evening, June 9th, at Callahan Park in Bradford. The camp provides the opportunity for both boys and girls of all abilities to work on gross and fine motor skills, socialization, and physical fitness.
Pictured at the CARE for Children Basketball Mini Camp are (left to right) Bridgett Anderson, age 6, Jeremiah McFadden, age 7, and Keo Baker, age 9, along with Dana Pence, PT, CARE physical therapist.
In addition to CARE’s therapists, teachers, and staff; volunteer coaches from the community were each paired with a team and the coaches worked with their team throughout camp. Campers visited skill stations which focused on different activities including passing, dribbling, shooting, layups, ball handling and defense.
Each child in attendance received a t-shirt and a basketball. After camp, pizza was provided for campers and their family members, as well as cake and cupcakes to celebrate the upcoming retirement of Ann Kane, PT, CARE physical therapist.
CARE’s basketball mini-camp was sponsored by the Italian American Progressive Club and the Rotary Club of Port Allegany. Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford helped prepare the basketballs for the event. CARE’s therapeutic recreation programs are sponsored in part by the United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc.
CARE for Children is a non-profit organization which provides pediatric therapy services, early learning programs, child safety and injury prevention initiatives, therapeutic recreation programs, and community outreach services for children of all abilities in McKean County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.