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GFCC Winter Basketball Camp a Success

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School is out for winter break in Great Falls. While the school books are tucked away, it was the perfect time to play some basketball.  

"It's just fun to do every year. It's good to practice," said Teige Hansen.

About seventy aspiring hoopsters took advantage of a one day mini basketball camp hosted by the Great Falls Central Catholic basketball program.

Campers learned how to shoot, pass, dribble and also worked on their defense.

I'm on a team called the Captains, and it also helps me play with them," said Hansen.

Six year old Elli Brinkman says she enjoys playing basketball and has even learned a few things.

"I've learned how to pass. I've learned how to block people from the ball, and I really like it," said Elli Brinkman.

Coaches and players from both the girls and boys basketball teams were also there to help teach the young athletes.

"I went to a lot of camps when I was little, and I think it's just a great opportunity to be taught by older kids. They like when we teach them defense and offense. They give us hugs," said sophomore guard Bryn Anderson.

"The best thing is when you help somebody out, they smile at you all kindly it just warms your heart," said freshman forward Noah Ambuehl.

"If they can leave away with something besides a tee shirt, a lasting memory that they had a great time, and learned something and it was done here at Central Catholic high school," said head basketball coach Eric Vincent.

Sixth grader Alex Madsen says she's learned how to improve her skills from the help of the older players and coaches at the camp.

"They told me a bunch of things such as shooting, when I shoot, keep the ball up so the defender doesn't get it, and dribbling to actually shield with my body. It's been a great experience."

While some of these kids have big dreams,

"I want to be a basketball player," said Brinkman.
"I want to join the WNBA," said Madsen.

their effort and participation at the camp could get them one step closer to making their dreams into reality when they grow up

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