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Parish of Caddo - Communications Office

Posted on: April 11, 2022

Caddo Parks to host free NBA skills clinic in honor of slain youth

Devin Myers

CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST JR. NBA SKILLS AND DRILLS CHALLENGE IN HONOR OF DEVIN MYERS APRIL 23

 

Caddo Parish, LA - Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation are 99.7 FM-KMJJ are partnering to host a “Jr. NBA Skills Challenge” for girls and boys ages 7 - 13 on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 – 11a.m at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds (3701 Hudson Ave, Shreveport, LA).  The event honors late Huntington High School basketball player Devin Myers, who was tragically killed March 3rd as a result of gun violence. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

 

The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge will provide boys and girls in Caddo Parish instruction designed to improve basketball skills in five fundamental areas: shooting, lay-ups, dribbling, passing, and defense. 

 

“One of our core priorities at Caddo Parks and Recreation is to provide safe and educational opportunities for our Parish youth,” said director Patrick Wesley.  “We are pleased to partner with KMJJ and host an event that will allow our youth to hone in on developing their skillsets, improve their fitness, and honor a young man whose life was cut entirely too short,” said Wesley.

 

Local law enforcement and mental health representatives will be on site to discuss the impact of gun violence in our communities.

 

For more information and registration, visit www.caddoparks.org or contact Mary Murphy at  mmurphy@caddo.org or (318)-220-6284.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 20th.  Lunch and snacks will be provided for all registered participants.

 

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