ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - If you enjoy playing basketball more than watching it, this March's Hoop Camp has you covered. The clinic returns to Anchorage for the second straight year on March 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the O’Malley Sports Complex.
It's a unified and inclusive camp for adults and children with disabilities from ages 6 to 70+ years of age. The clinic provides instruction, 5-on-5, and every camper gets a shirt.
The creator of ‘Hoop Camp,’ Steve Garrity, a former UAA basketball player, said he created the camp because of the need.
"We got involved in the special needs community, and doing events for special needs because I realized there is not a lot there for them,” said Garrity. “It takes a lot more effort, a lot more funding, a lot more time to put something together.”
Hoop Camp costs $50, but the non-profit says no one will be turned away for the inability to pay.