Operation UNITE partnered with Jeff Sheppard to launch the basketball camp initiative in 2010 to provide students with a positive activity during the summer that includes a drug-free, inspirational message. So far, nearly 7,000 students have participated in the camps from 55 Kentucky counties, 16 states, and two foreign countries.
"Playing sports is a great way to stay busy and out of trouble," said Congressman Rogers. "While students are having fun at camp, parents can chat with UNITE staff about ways to secure prescription medication, warning signs of drug abuse, and opportunities to get involved with local coalition efforts."
WHAT: Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camp
WHO: Congressman Hal Rogers & former UK Wildcat Jeff Sheppard
WHEN: Monday, June 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Bush Elementary School Gymnasium, 1832 East Laurel Road, London, Ky
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.