Kids at the Boys and Girls club tried their hand at basketball today, with help from the Erie Bayhawks.
About 80 kids participated in the clinic, learning basketball fundamentals. Brooklyn Nets player Mason Plumlee even joined the coaching staff. Kids not only learned on-the-court skills, but also had the opportunity to build relationships with coaches and staff.
This is the first time the Boys and Girls Club and the Bayhawks teamed up to host the clinic together.
"A lot of it is about the relationships that these kids will get to build with the coaches and the players that coming to put the camp on," said Erie Boys and Girls Club Director of Operations John Papoff.
"Just another step for us as an organization to give back to the community. These kids come out to support us for 50 games, and they love us, win or lose. The thing for us is to come out here and show them that we love them back," said clinic coach Reginald King.
Bayhawks volunteers say they hope to hold more clinics in the future.