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  • Writer's pictureCrystal Faircloth

Back 2 Blacktop to Host Basketball Camp

Whiteville Parks and Recreation will be teaming up with Back 2 Blacktop to host Fundamentals 101. The basketball camp will run from March 11 – April 29 every Saturday morning. Children ages 6-11 years old will attend from 9-11:30 a.m., and kids 12-17 years old will hold class from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Fundamentals 101 will teach youth different dynamics when playing basketball. Trainor Shannon McCallum will teach the boys and girls lay-ups, shooting, ball-handling, screening and cutting, jump stops, triple threat positioning and pivoting, passing, basic post moves, rebounding, defense, agility, conditioning, and much more.

The cost is $15 per child, and a free T-shirt will be provided to all participants. The program will take place at 155 Rec Center Drive in Whiteville. Visit to register or call 910.642.9052 for more information.

The goal of Back 2 Blacktop is to provide an environment that inspires local youth to play, socialize, and develop positive interactions with others in their community. The organization revamps the blacktop on basketball courts with vibrant colored murals to contribute to 'rebounding' youth from increasingly high obesity rates.

Back 2 Blacktop believes the exposure to art is known for helping children and teens to develop many positive skills and capacities such as innovative thinking, self-awareness, self-esteem, and the exploration of feelings and emotions. In addition to increasing activity at local parks, the project will also serve as a canvas to drive creative expression and reignite a sense of pride around the community.

To find out more about the organization, check out their webpage at

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