August 13, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Local youth spent a week learning new basketball skills recently from members of the Mount Saint Mary College Knights Basketball team, overseen by Head Coach Ryan Kadlubowski.
As the summer is winding down, Mount Saint Mary College student-athletes and coaches are gearing up for pre-season.
But many of them have continued to practice their skills over the summer – by mentoring other young athletes.
The Mount’s Athletics Department hosted more than a dozen sports camps this summer for students ages 7-17. Members of the community had the opportunity to select from weeklong camps in basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and swimming, all run by Mount coaches and student-athletes.
Around 350 local youths benefitted from the athletic instruction, mentorship, and team building.
“Our summer camps provide a great opportunity for young athletes to come and learn the basic fundamentals in their sport from college coaches,” said Trevor Purcell, assistant director of Athletics. “It is a great way for the Mount Saint Mary College Athletics Department to serve the community and develop our future student-athletes.”