The Christ the King Royals Basketball Camp opened its 2012 Summer Camp season by wishing the 2012 Olympics USA Women’s Basketball team the best of luck.
The Middle Village school has two alumni, Sue Bird (Class of 1998) and Tina Charles (Class of 2006) playing in the 2012 Olympics, taking place in London.
Both Bird and Charles are not only alumni of Christ the King, but have attended and coached at Christ the King Royals Basketball Camp as well. Past NBA players, such as Craig “Speedy” Claxton and Erik Barkley have also come back as coaches to the camp.
Christ the King Royals Basketball Camp features week long workshops where children ages seven to 16 learn the skills of basketball as well as the importance of sportsmanship. To date, both the Camp and and the school have produced a record four Olympians in basketball, including Lamar Odom (2004 Summer Olympics) and Chamique Holdsclaw (2000 Summer Olympics).
CK Basketball Camp runs in three separate weekly programs, providing separate girl and boy weeks through Aug. 17. For more information and registering for Girls Week (Aug. 6- 10) and BoysWeek #2 (Aug. 13-17), as well as Christ the King Daycare, visit www.ctkny.org