2011 News Articles
Basketball camp combines fundamentals with citizenship, benefits Ronald McDonald House

Basketball camp combines fundamentals with citizenship, benefits Ronald McDonald House
July 11, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ Boys in the Chicago area can participate in a new summer basketball program based on the coaching and teaching of some of the most respected coaches in basketball. "The Sports America Basketball Camp" will be held August 1-5 at the Dan and Ada Rice Center at Benedictine University for boys entering grades 5-9.

"The camp combines teaching basketball skills andRonald McDonald House building character," said Bob Geoghan, founder of Sports America. "We are integrating the basketball instruction and educational philosophies of legendary coaches such as John Wooden of UCLA, Morgan Wootten of DeMatha High School and Gene Pingatore from (Westchester) St. Joseph."

Founder of the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Games and the Capital Classic, Geoghan has worked with numerous Hall of Fame coaches.

A portion of the net proceeds from the Sports America Basketball Camp will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Ronald McDonald House Charities seek to improve the health, well-being and education of children through its core programs. Ronald McDonald House continues to serve families in crisis and provide a "home away from home" environment to keep families together.

The cost of the camp is $275. Training, competition and lectures are scheduled from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day. Area high school coaches will serve as staff.

For details and registration, go to www.sportsamericabb.com. The deadline for registration is July 28 at 5:00 p.m. Participants who register by July 18 will receive two tickets to the 2012 McDonald's High School Basketball Games at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls.

For more information, contact Ben Morgridge, Ronald McDonald House Charities, at (630) 623-5300, or visit www.sportsamericabb.com.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.