News Item - Sports - Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State Altoona
Men's and Women's Basketball Players Volunteer at Local Youth Clinic
3/24/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Members of the Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s basketball teams lent some help to a basketball clinic for area youth on Saturday at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse.
Lions men’s basketball head coach Billy Clapper, along with four men’s players and two women’s players, partnered with the Central Blair Recreation Commission to provide volunteer instruction to 83 boys and girls in grades 4-6. The clinic raised over $800 to benefit the CBRC Scholarship Fund, which gives children from low-to-moderate income families the opportunity to participate in recreation activities, programs, and events.
“It was great to be able to see the clinic grow by over 30 participants since last year,” said Clapper. “We want to thank the Altoona Area School District for allowing us to use the AAHS to hold this clinic.”
“The Penn State Altoona basketball programs are a gateway to making a difference in the community,” said Clapper. “Our student-athletes did a great job working with the young people, and it’s really rewarding to see their leadership skills grow through an experience like this. I am happy that we are able to support the CBRC.”
Photo: Members of Penn State Altoona men's and women's basketball pose with fifth and sixth graders who participated in one of the clinic sessions on Saturday.