Brewton Basketball Camp finishes last week

Published 6:33 pm Monday, July 31, 2017

The Brewton Basketball Camp came to a close last Thursday.

The camp started in June. Campers received instruction through camp instructors and TRM girl’s head basketball coach Ron Jackson.

Camp helpers Brewton councilman Fred Barton and Derek Korbe of Evergreen man the grill during the barbecue cookout Thursday.

The kids took part in dribbling and shooting drills, and built their stamina through cardiovascular training.

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Jackson said the camp had another succesful summer. He said the camp wouldn’t be possible without the help of some dedicated individuals behind-the-scenes.

“ I want to to thank the Brewton YMCA, the City of Brewton, mayor Yank Lovelace, all the city council members, especially Fred Barton. A special thank you to Barton and his wife, Cheryl, who were responsible for feeding the kids here, which was 85 kids on our final day. They have always shown support  for our athletics.

“ I’d like to thank Blakely Barton, our sponsors, Dan and Tom McMillan, Trustmark and Pat Poole, all the staff that worked the camp. A special thank you to Gerald Barton, and I like to thank my wife, Gwinn.