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Basketball Crusaders at Back of the Yards Hoops in the Hood

Brother Rice basketball coach Rick Harrigan and some of his team members participated in the Back of the Yards Hoops in the Hood basketball camp on July 12.  Hoops in the Hood is a program that provides fun activities in a safe place for the children of the community.

Coach Harrigan and basketball players John Ryan, Viktor Balchunas, Mike Bowes, and Luke Klein joined in by helping with the basketball camp, which will be followed by Friday afternoon tournaments over a five-week period at Davis Square Park, Richards Career Academy, Sherman Park, and Cornell Square Park .  The Crusaders demonstrated basketball skills and strategy and had fun with the kids in the camp.

“Our players had the privilege to help the kids who attended camp by showing them different skills, demonstrating proper technique, and having fun playing games and running basketball contests,” said Coach Harrigan.  “(Camp facilitator) April Hall does a fantastic job reaching out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood to kids from low income families and gives them the opportunity to participate in this basketball camp and tournament.  We were happy to be a part of it and had a great time with the kids!”

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