LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Amateur Sports (VAS) along with Twin Hoops Sports hosted the Hoop It Up! Basketball clinic Friday at Liberty University. The sports and education clinic provided a free opportunity for children and youth to participate in an interactive basketball skills clinic and learn how sports can embody teamwork, cooperation, leadership, and physical fitness benefits.
Ramon and Damon, one of the best basketball scoring duos in VMI history, were the featured motivational presenters. “We’re excited to partner with VAS in giving back to our young people. We hope to energize and inspire to make a difference in their lives.”
ACC referee Roger Ayers was also a guest speaker.
Community and sports minded enthusiasts have also stepped in to support the clinic including Bo Blankenship, with FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning they donating 100 basketballs, so each attendee can continue playing and practicing at home. Dick’s Sporting Goods provided cinch bags and gift certificates. Virginia Amateur Sports Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s and the Rob and Judy Finch Fund, making it possible for VAS to hold this community event.
“Many sports events and physical related activities have been canceled due to Covid this past year and as things begin to reopen, we hope this event will provide a mental, physical and wellness outlet needed to provide encouragement and to ignite participation in sports,” said Diane Williams, Marketing Director for VAS.