TUCKER, Ga. (April 4, 2019) – With the Final Four playing out this weekend, the City of Tucker is getting in on the Madness with a free basketball clinic for kids. The City is getting an assist from Halftime Sports to sponsor the event at Peters Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Coaches, players and counselors will lead participants through drills, games and contests where they can win prizes.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Halftime Sports on this clinic,” said Tucker Recreation Leader Joe Stewart. “Young players need to learn the fundamentals and this kind of clinic will give them the opportunity to do that, while also having fun. It’s going to be a great event.”
The clinic is open to children enrolled in kindergarten through seventh grade. Participants can check in at 10:45 Saturday morning. The first hour will be a chance to get to warm up and go through some basic drills. At noon, participants will break for a half-hour lunch, followed by games and contests. Parents or guardians will need to pick their child up by 2 o’clock.
The camp will take place in Peters Park, a four-acre greenspace with a walking oval, multi-purpose field, playground, picnic shelter and, of course, basketball courts. The park is located within the Peters Park community at 1852 Clark Drive.
“Peters Park is one of the best kept secrets in our Tucker parks system,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson. “There’s been a lot of work within the community to revitalize the park and I can’t wait to have young players from all over the City out there enjoying the Peters Park basketball courts this Saturday.”
Parents will want to make sure they send their child in athletic shoes and clothes, as well as with a lunch and snack. Kids will be issued a free camp t-shirt at check in and bottled water will be provided free of charge. Parents do not need to stay with their child for the duration of the clinic, but they are welcome to stay if they choose.
The clinic is the last in a week of free Spring Break activities for families in Tucker’s parks. On Monday, dozens came out to Henderson Park for a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Smoke Rise Park drew a huge crowd on Wednesday for a Trail Mix Hike. All activities were organized by the City of Tucker Parks and Recreation Department.
There are more than 300 acres of parkland within the City of Tucker. The City assumed responsibility for its parks and the Tucker Recreation Center from DeKalb County in 2018.