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XENIA — The Xenia Community Center is looking to help young athletes learn the fundamentals of basketball through summer skills camps. All boys and girls from fourth through sixth grade will be able to participate in the open gym activities from 1 p.m. - 3, Monday to Thursdays. The entry fee is $1. For more information, call coach Clayton Brady at 937-344-1169 or email him at claybrady@woh.rr.com.


National Basketball Team searching for players


DAYTON —The USA Men’s National Basketball team will be hosting tryouts for players to join the team to represent the Unites States at the Jones Cup and Mitchell Cup this summer. The tryouts will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. this Sunday at Xenia Christian High School. Players with collegiate or overseas professional experience are welcome to attend.


The 2014 USA Men’s National Basketball Team will compete for the Jones Cup in August in Taiwan, and the Mitchell Cup in September in the Dominican Republic. The USA Men’s Olympic Team attends high profile Olympic qualifiers and the USA Men’s National Basketball Team works in concert with Team USA to attend other qualifiers worldwide, such as the Jones Cup. The Jones Cup is a FIBA recognized event that is respected worldwide, and will be aired on ESPN and Fox Sports.


The cost for the tryout is $125 which includes a jersey and evaluation. For more information visit http://www.usajonescup.com, email USAJCBasketball@gmail.com, or call 318-840-8560.


Slam to host All-Star show


DAYTON — The Gem City Slam, Dayton’s minor league professional basketball team, will host the fifth annual Universal Basketball Association All-Star event at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at the Ponitz Career Technology Center. The UBA All-Stars will compete in an All-Star basketball game, a three-point contest and and dunk contest.


This is the first year for Dayton as a member of the UBA and they will contribute several players to the All-Star festivities as the host city.


“We are organizing a very entertaining and exciting exhibition for the fans that will showcase not only the talents of the UBA players but also of the Gem City Slam,” says Slam coach, David Herzog.


Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance through David Herzog’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/david.herzog.92?fref=ts.


CCN to host Titanium Golf Tournament


BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Titanium Golf Tournament will be held June 23 at the Country Club of the North. Cost for the four-person scramble is $175 per player, which includes lunch or dinner (depending on the round), greens fees, car, driving range use, course refreshments, gifts and prizes. Money from the tournament helps to underwrite the Greene Medical Foundation’s hospital needs, such as equipment, renovations, staff support and healthcare programs. The morning round tees off at 8 a.m., and the afternoon round is set for 1:30 p.m. Registration deadline is June 6. Several sponsorship options are available. Contact Greene Medical Foundation at (937) 352-2250 for details.


Wright State to hold various summer camps


FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders will be holding numerous camps this summer for multiple sports. The summer camps include the following:


Volleyball: Coach Susan Clements and assistant coach Kara Hellmann will host six camps in July at the WSU McLin Gym, including four residential and two for commuters. Specialized camps include an Elite Setter Camp (July 11-13), Libero Camp (July 12-13), Hitter Camp (July 12-13) and a High Potential Camp (July 13-15). An All Skills Camp and Little Raider Camp will be held July 16-18. For more information, call Kara Hellman at 775-3665.


Men’s Basketball: Coach Billy Donlon will host camps June 16-19 and June 23-26 for ages seven to high school seniors. The camp will concentrate on fundamentals in order to build a strong foundation from which to grow. For more information, call DJ Wyrick at 775-2370.


Baseball: The Wright State baseball coaches will hold camps throughout the summer with Youth Day Camps scheduled for June 23-26 and July 7-10. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game and how to play the “Raider Way.” For more information, call Justin Parker at 775-4188.


Women’s Soccer: The Wright State Girls’ Soccer Academy will be back this summer with an overnight camp (June 25-27) and two youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17) held during the morning hours. Additionally, there will be three one-day camps (June 2, July 28 and August 1). Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing, receiving, striking a ball, finishing and more. For more information, call 775-2771.


Men’s Soccer: The Wright State Boys Soccer Academy will host an overnight camp (June 12-14) as well as youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17). Also, one-day youth camps will be available July 2, July 28 and August 1. In addition to the fundamentals, players will be placed in game situations that require decision making and a competitive spirit. For more information, call Jake Slemker at 775-2801.


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