The annual summer basketball camp kicked off this week in Plant City.
The PC Raiders Hoops Basketball Camp, led by Plant City High School basketball head coach Billy Teeden, kicked off this week for its eighth year.
The week-long camp allows young local basketball players a chance to have fun and grow within the game each summer, with several of Plant City’s varsity players and assistant coaches helping out to work with the kids.
“We’ve got most of our varsity guys, one of our assistant coaches, we’ve got the new varsity basketball coach for girls out here too, so we’ve got a good group,” Teeden said.
The camp runs throughout the week at Plant City High School with kindergarten through fifth grade players working out in the mornings and 6th through 9th grade players working out in the afternoon.
“Camp’s been going great,” Teeden said. “We’ve had great numbers, we have 30 kids in the elementary age and 45 in the middle school age. Originally, when we first started the camp, it was mostly kids that I knew from the baseball field and things like that. Now it’s starting to grow where everybody is kind of excited about coming in, it’s spread through word of mouth, so the direction of it is fantastic. I feel like the city really enjoys the camp and a lot of these kids make some life-time memories here which I’m glad to be a part of.