Humbled Hearts sponsors free basketball camp

Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

Humbled Hearts Wellness Foundation of Troy will sponsor a free two-day basketball camp for ages 8 to 8 at Troy Parks and Recreation Center on July 29 and 30. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is now open by calling 334-722-0440.

Dana Wilson, co-founder of Humbled Hearts of Troy, said all that is required to register is the camper’s name and age, the name of a parent or guardian and contact number.

“These days, there are very few things that are free but the MOTC ‘Motivating Others Through Christ’ Basketball Camp is absolutely free,” Wilson said. “We even provide snacks for the kids. We just ask that the kids wear sports gear and sneakers.”

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The camp can accommodate 100 campers, but early registration is recommended.

Wilson said in addition to learning the game of basketball and the skills and techniques of play, the hope of the camp is that the kids will experience the love and light of God through participation.

“The belief of Humbled Hearts is that ‘to whom much is given, much is required,’” Wilson said. “The free basketball camp is a way for us at Humbled Hearts to do what is ‘required.’ And, it’s a way to let kids know, too, that we all should give in return for all that we have.”

The free basketball camp will be conducted by Lamayn Wilson, who played basketball at Troy University and now plays internationally.

Wilson said her husband looks forward to the free basketball camp each year.

“Lamayn believes that we are to help each other and, if he can reach kids and help them through the game of basketball, that is a real blessing.”

For six years, Humbled Hearts has been reaching out to Pike and surrounding counties with a variety of free services.

“Humbled Hearts is a non-profit, wellness foundation,” Wilson said. “We offer nutrition seminars and wellness clinics at the Troy Nutrition Center. Humbled Hearts also sponsors ‘Early Bird Blessings,’ which is a program for parents with premature babies. The program provides them with information and items to take home from the hospital.”

Humbled Hearts annually awards two student/athlete scholarships to graduating seniors at area high schools. This year, Hayes Lee of Pike Liberal Arts School was a scholarship recipient.