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UNITE camp next week

The 2015 Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Tour is coming to McCreary County Middle School next week.

Led by former University of Kentucky Wildcat Jeff Sheppard the free basketball camp will be held on June 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. with all participants receiving a free T-shirt and signature basketball.

Organizers say the objectives of the camp are to provide a safe, drug-free activity for the participants – giving positive anti-drug and self-esteem messages along with providing basic basketball skills instruction.

A brief education program on marijuana; how to talk with your children about drugs; and the signs, symptoms and dangers of drugs is provided to parents and/or guardians as well.

As a senior at the University of Kentucky, Sheppard was named the NCAA’s Final Four Most Valuable Player in the Wildcats’ 1997-98 National Championship season. He would later go on to play one season with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and 3 years in Italy.

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