Roanoke, VA – Former William Fleming girls head basketball coach Champ Hubbard is using his strong knowledge of the hoop game to help out the local youth in a different way. “I’m trying to use my name and my power as much as I can to make sure my city is where it needs to be in my eyes I need to have something for us to do,” said Hubbard. Hubbard is is bringing his Champ Camp back after a 4 year hiatus. He hopes teaching campers the fundamentals of the game will get them off the couch and into the gym. “It’s very important that these people…these kids understand the importance of getting their education as well as leisure time to go out and practice their athletics and get away from those video games as much as possible,” said Hubbard. The ability to mold young minds on the court or in a classroom is a win in coach Hubbard’s playbook. But preparing these kids for roadblocks of life is what his camp is all about. “If a kid gets how to do a math problem that you’ve been trying to explain to them over and over and you see the light in their eyes shine…like I got it…that how is feels with any aspect that you encounter,” said Hubbard.
The Champ Camp runs from July 22-25 from 4PM to 8PM each day at Countryside Sports Complex in Roanoke. The ages for the camp is 6-16. The cost is $40 per kid. Campers need to bring their lunch and beverages will be provided.