Brown Women's Basketball To Host Free Skills Clinic

Oct. 24, 2006

Coventry, RI - The Brown women's basketball team, in association with the Coventry Basketball Association, will continue its strong community involvement on Oct. 29 when it hosts the Drills and Players Skills Clinic at Knotty Oaks Middle School in Coventry. The skills camp, free to all children and their families, will run from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Those in attendance will have the exciting opportunity to meet the 2006-07 Bears and will also have chances to win prizes while playing games.

Last year, the Bears not only featured the Ivy League Player of the Year, Sarah Hayes '06, but they also garnered an Ivy League championship with an 18-10, 12-2 record. The Bears, who are coached by the winningest coach in Brown basketball history, Jean Marie Burr, are looking better than ever and will begin their season at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Providence College.

Burr, currently in her 19th year the helm of the women's basketball program at Brown, has always stressed the importance of community involvement with her teams. In addition to hosting several clinics each year, the Bears take part in the annual Light the Night Walk to help raise money for the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. The team also continues its 14-year relationship with the Vartan Gergorian Elementary School at Fox Point.

Who: Brown Women's Basketball

What: Hosting a free basketball skills clinic to all children and their families.

Where: Knotty Oaks Middle School, 15 Foster Dr., Coventry, RI

When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.