Units holds hoops camp to benefit family readiness group
August 18, 2011
FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Basketball is not in season, but that didn't stop about 60 community youngsters from indulging themselves in a daily dose of jumpshots, lay-ups and suicide drills at the Post Field House.
The kids, aged 8-18, were participants in the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Support Command Basketball Camp that began Monday.
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Stroman, camp director, said the event was organized to teach participants a "very basic knowledge of baskeball" in a supportive, positive enviroment. He said the camp attendees responded in kind.
"The kids are elated," he said. "They are having a ball."
Stroman, a Reservist who has participated in camps directed by basketball guru Dean Smith, said he gets satisfaction in seeing the progress kids make during the course of the camp.
"It's rewarding to see the kids come in as individuals, some of them not knowing one another, and leaving as a team,"he said. "They leave knowing the team concept."
The camp concludes Friday and benefits the HHC, CASCOM Family Readiness Group.