Former women's pro to coach at Gini camp
The profile of basketball in Kelowna will get a big boost later this month when a former WNBA all-star comes to town.
Tammy Sutton-Brown will be here to share her knowledge at Gini Basketball's Hoops for Girls Camp from July 22 to 24.
A native of Markham, Ont., Sutton was drafted 18th overall by the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA in 2001.
The 6-foot-3 Sutton spent seven seasons with the Canadian national team, including an appearance at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
"It's great to have someone of that level come to coach at our camp," said coach and program co-ordinator Andrew Gini. "Players who come to the camp are going to learn about what it takes to play at the next level and what the difference is between the high school and university levels."
The other coaches at camp are Andrew Gini, Dino Gini, Landry Ndayitwayeko, Alex Hart, Dario Gini, Olivia Johnson, Angela White and Ed Dane Medi.
The camp is open to girls from Grades 6 to 12.
To register, visit ginibasketball.com
Baker Elite Camp…
Gini Basketball will host the Ganon Baker Elite Camp, Aug. 11 to 15 in Kelowna.
An NBA trainer, Ganon travels the world reaching kids through teaching basketball.
He is a Nike skill development trainer and workout director and has worked with NBA stars such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul and Vince Carter.
"This is the fourth year he's been here and he's definitely one of the best trainers there is," said Andrew Gini.
Other coaches at the Ganon Baker camp are:
Andrew Gini, Dino Gini, Landry Ndayitwayeko. Dario Gini, Ed Dane Medi, Ryan Linttell, Angela White, Laura Gini, Doug Sperling, Brian Grant and Dave Lafontaine.
The camp will boys and girls from Grades 8 to 12 , with a cost of $325 person.
For more information, visit ginibasketball.com/camps