Braving blizzards for buckets, Starks Academy hosts President’s Day camp

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The winter storm on Monday wasn’t enough to stop Starks Academy from hosting their second annual President’s Day Camp. A gym full of kids braved the elements to spend five hours in one of their favorite elements, a basketball gym.

"They love it," Dyami Starks said, the founder and director of Starks Academy. "First thing I told the kids was, ‘you get to get out of the snow’ and they were like ‘get out of the snow?!’, so it’s a good thing." He added, "on breaks it’s a really smart idea to have the kids, give parents a break not just the kids, and teach them some basketball. It’s great to be in here, the energy is great. Thanks to Proctor we’ve been here two times now."

92 kids signed up the afternoon camp, which is over 20 more than their inaugural outing. Held at Proctor High School, the academy helped kids from 3rd to 8th grade focus on shooting, game fundamentals, live play and to just have fun with the sport.

Starks does plan to offer the camp again next year.