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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) invites students and parents to join him, Operation UNITE,Ameritox and former UK Wildcat basketball standout Jeff Sheppard for an afternoon basketball camp called Shoot Hoops Not Drugs at Bush Elementary School in London on Monday, June 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 or follow Rogers on Twitter at!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook at!/CongressmanHalRogers.