Stoughton youth had the chance to take part in a three-day basketball camp last week sponsored by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office in partnership with the Stoughton Recreation Department.
The cost of the camp was only $10, essentially the cost of the t-shirt given to the children. The funding for the camp came from a unique source—forfeiture police confiscate from drug dealers.
The camp, held at the , consisted of a number of drills and games, which helped the children (grades 3 through 8) with various basketball-related skills.
About thirty children took part in the camp.
A number of special guests made appearances at the camp, including Norfolk Country District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, Stoughton High varsity boys’ basketball coach John Gallivan and Scituate High basketball coach and Stoughton resident David Jordan.
Stoughton resident Paul Wilder, who helped organize the camp, also credited a half-dozen students for volunteering their time and assisting with the camp—
Marcus Middleton, Joey Wilder, Joe Bunce-Grenon and Aaron Calixte, all players on the varsity boys’ basketball team, and Pat Jackman and Pat Raeke, varsity athletes in other sports.
Wilder said Bunce-Grenon demonstrated dunking techniques.
Take a look at the photo gallery for pictures from the camp.