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By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

B&K Camp Starts 30th Year

The 30th annual B&K Basketball Camp will be held from June 27 until July 1 at Paden City High School. The camp staff will include coaches from throughout the area, successful college and high school athletes, and a certified athletic trainer. In addition to a fast paced week of basketball instruction, each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, daily refreshments, participation certificates, an evaluation sheet, as well as awards, which include medals, daily ribbons and daily hustle awards. Cost is $60 per camper, $55 for a second camper from the same family and $50 for each additional participant from the same family.

To register, contact Fred King, 304-337-8614 or 304-771-5287; or Jeff Bowers, 304-771-1738.

The camp will feature fundamental drills concentrating on ball hand dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounds; team offense and defense; video tape instruction; foul-shooting contest; hot-spots contest; three-point shooting contest; one-on-one competition; athletic evaluation that includes standing board jump, vertical leap, jump rope, shuttle run, and lateral movement; academic competition; and an awards ceremony. The K-2 campers will meet in the Multi-purpose Building. Third- and fourth-graders will join fifth- and sixth-graders in the gym. Camp competitions will continue to by grade level/gender and team play will be divided into grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The camp welcomes any boy or girl who will be in grades K-8 during the 2016-17 school year.

Free Swims Offered at Sistersville Pool

There will be free swim days on June 18 (during Paws in the Park), June 27 (sponsored by Sistersville Lions), and July 30 (during the Ohio River Ferryboat Festival). Other free swim days will be posted on the Sistersville Park & Pool Facebook page as they are booked.

Courtesy of Olive Branch Animal Rescue and Refuge, free swims will also be available July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3, which also has a pet “show and tell.” Take part in games, arts and crafts and other activities.

The group’s dip in the pool is part of its Pets for Prevention Pets program, which is designed to educate youth about the Olive Branch’s mission while encouraging them to set positive goals for themselves. Caring for and understanding the needs of animals can serve as a strong protective factor in preventing abuse and neglect. Having a connection with community efforts can also encourage healthy decisions. During the swim breaks, you can visit with the animals, learn to care for pets and sign up to visit or volunteer for the Olive Branch R&R located at 2499 Badger Run Road, Sistersville. There will also be a Midnight Swim from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. June 25. That event will be free to the public.

Thank you all for your support of Sistersville Parks & Recreation, the Olive Branch Animal Rescue & Refuge, and so many other great community organizations!