Camp held during Native American Heritage Month
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —The Oklahoma City Thunder Youth Basketball held a one-day hustle camp on Nov. 21 at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Mvskoke Dome.
The camp was designed to help campers improve their basketball skills and also life skills away from the sport.
November was Native American Heritage Month. MCN was one of three tribes OKCTYB reached out to for a partnership.
MCN Tourism and Recreation partnered with OKCTYB for the hustle camp to be held at the Dome.
MCN Tourism and Recreation Director Kyle Lee was impressed with the children who were waiting to get on the court for the camp.
“It is an exciting time for us here,” he said. “We have a lot going on and today is another example.”
Two sessions were held for the campers.
OKCTYB Manager Michelle Mathews said the campers were energetic and ready to have fun and learn.
“Energy is high and all things are good,” she said.
She said OKCTYB has been working with several tribes throughout the state for numerous years.
“Youth basketball is a great way to get people out and enjoy the sport,” Matthews said.
Muscogee (Creek) citizen Randy July Jr., brought his son to the camp to see what it had to offer.
“It is great that they had it here at Creek Nation,” he said. “Most of the time the families had to travel to the bigger cities for the camps.
Lee said it has been a great partnership working with the OKCTYB and hopes to keep working with the professional team.