Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT
The Orlando Magic will host nearly 20 sessions of youth basketball programs, designed for boys and girls of all skill levels ages 7-16, across Central Florida this summer. Registration is officially open and limited space is still available for all camps.
In addition to the 15 sessions of full-day camps, the Magic are hosting an overnight camp from July 8-12 at Warner University, which includes all meals and housing. Due to popular demand, an all-girls basketball camp will be offered August 5-9 at Orlando Christian Prep, and a one-day “mini camp” for youth ages 4-8 will be offered from 9 a.m.-Noon on July 20 at the RDV Sportsplex.
“Encouraging young people to adopt good habits of diet and exercise will help them live longer, healthier lives,” said David Lewis, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of Florida. “UnitedHealthcare is committed to helping children understand the role that exercise and nutrition play in their overall, long-term wellness, and we look forward to working with the Orlando Magic to bring these basketball programs to Florida youths.”
The Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare have also partnered to provide 100 kids with full scholarships to attend camps. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit OrlandoMagic.com/campscholarship. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of preferred camp and proof of need-based eligibility.
"Because of the high number of uninsured children living in Florida, many families do not have access to information on the importance of healthy and active lifestyles," said Kathleen Crampton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida. “We are pleased to be working together again with our valued partners to deliver the message that fitness is fun and good for you. Providing the opportunity for kids to attend these camps gives them a wonderful experience with role models they might not otherwise have a chance to meet."
Each camp session offers instruction provided by the National Basketball Academy and other top area coaches, personalized attention with a coach (no greater than a 1:10 coach-to-camper ratio), drills, skill development, live games, complimentary Gatorade and an individual player evaluation. All participants will receive an official camp T-shirt, full-size Magic basketball, commemorative certificate of achievement and a ticket to a 2013-14 Orlando Magic home game in the Amway Center. In addition, all campers will have the opportunity to participate in trivia, contests and games and each camp will feature an end-of-camp awards ceremony. Guest appearances are subject to availability.
To register for the following Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Camps, or for more information, call 216-378-0932 or go to OrlandoMagicCamps.com.
Orlando Magic Youth Basketball is presented by UnitedHealthcare and is officially sponsored by Gatorade and NBA City.
2013 SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS
June 3-7 Lake Mary Preparatory School 650 Rantoul Lane, Orlando, FL 32746
June 10-14 RDV Sportsplex 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810
June 10-14 Greenwood Middle School 601 Lake Park Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746
June 17-21 Orlando Sports Center 6700 Kingspointe Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819
June 17-21 Sweet Water Episcopal Academy 251 E. Lake Brantley Drive, Longwood, FL 32779
June 24-28 RDV Sportsplex 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810
June 24-28 Holy Family Catholic School 5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819
June 24-28 Meadow Woods Recreation Center 1751 Rhode Island Way Circle, Orlando, FL 32824
*July 8-12 Warner University 13895 Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859
July 8-12 Holy Family Catholic School 5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819
July 15-19 Lake Mary Preparatory School 650 Rantoul Lane, Orlando, FL 32746
**July 20 RDV Sportsplex; 9 a.m.-Noon 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810
July 22-26 RDV Sportsplex 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810
July 22-26 Holy Family Catholic School 5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819
July 22-26 Lake Minneola High School 101 N. Hancock Road, Minneola, FL 34715
July 29-August 2 Goldenrod Recreation Center 4863 N. Goldenrod Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
***August 5-9 Orlando Christian Prep 500 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32807
August 5-9 Trinity Lutheran Church 3016 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741
* Overnight Basketball Camp at Warner University
** “Mini” Camp for ages 4-8
*** All-Girls Camp