Youth basketball clinic a hit in Wells

On July 6 and 7, I hosted a youth basketball clinic at the community hall in Wells. The clinic focused on basic fundamentals, game situations, and foul shot and hot shot completions. As I have been involved in the game for many years now this was the first clinic I have ever run.

The success of the clinic couldn’t have been done without the outstanding help and support of so many people.

I want to thank European pro Harley Fuller, New York State Hall of Fame Coach Jim Zullo, Coach John Goodemote, Coach Mike Kulkbrenner, Keuka college assistant Coach Brendan McCarthy, Coach Don Beach, Coach Charlie Orr and Wells varsity players Jake Earley and Ben Brenan. I also would like to thank the town of Wells, Dave Brenen and Nick Mauro for all of their help.

We also received donations from The Sunrise Diner, Donuts & More, Pro Care and Sandra Orr. All the proceeds will be donated to Wells Central School to support the elementary basketball program.

We had a total of 38 boys and girls attend. The overwhelming responses have been great. I will be looking forward to doing this again next year. A special thanks to all those involved in making a difference with our youth.