Basketball Mini-Camps Coming to McKeesport, Other Communities

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Free basketball "mini-camps" are coming to McKeesport, Homestead, West Mifflin, Wilmerding and eight other communities again this summer.

The "Hometown Hoops" program for ages 9 to 18 is offered by the Allegheny County Parks Department. The program kicked off Monday in Clairton.

A spokesperson said all events run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will include a free box lunch for participants, provided through the county's Summer Food Program. Participants should wear proper basketball attire.

The events are free and participants may attend as often as they like, but to make sure that everyone receives a lunch, parents or guardians should register their child or teen-ager in advance by calling (412) 350-2455 at least 24 hours in advance, or by going to

Camps in the Mon-Yough area will include:

June 18-20
Charlie Batch Playground
East 16th Avenue at Maple Street

June 27-29
Mon-View Heights Basketball Court
West Mifflin

July 2-3
McKeesport Safe Passage
1406 Cornell St.
July 5-6
Crawford Village Basketball Courts

July 13
Wilmerding YMCA
July 19-20
Harrison Village Basketball Courts

July 30-31
Hawkins Village Basketball Court

In case of rain the day of an event, call (412) 350-2455 to confirm if a mini-camp is taking place. The Hometown Hoops Mini-Camps are funded through a grant secured by Allegheny County Economic Development.

Originally published June 13, 2018.

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