HAPPY CAMPERS DISPLAY the latest in basketball fashion during last year's MacBros Basketball Camp.

HAPPY CAMPERS DISPLAY the latest in basketball fashion during last year's MacBros Basketball Camp.

MacBros Basketball Camp back and better than ever this summer








Scott and Ryan MacKinnon are excited to return to the Comox Valley for a fifth consecutive summer of hoops and laughs. From July 25 to 29, Aspen Park Elementary School and Mark Isfeld High School will host the next generation of aspiring Steve Nashes and Lebron James to a week of caging fun.

“Ryan and I feel extremely lucky to be able to come back to the Valley and put on this basketball camp. Basketball is such a great sport because you can always improve, learn and get better. The Comox Valley has such hard-working, talented and fun kids to work with, I actually think Ryan and I have more fun than the kids sometimes,” explained Scott.

The MacBros Basketball Camp is co-ed and focused on developing skills, while allowing kids to enjoy the wonderful game of basketball.

“We understand that this is all of the kids summer break and they want to have fun. Ryan and I have an endless passion for basketball and hope that becomes contagious to all the participants in the camp.”

The MacKinnon boys are no strangers to the court. Ryan just completed his fourth year at the University of Victoria where he finished in the Top 10 in Canada West scoring, was named a league all-star and nominated for the Canadian University National Team. He aspirations include playing professionally in Europe when he finishes at UVic next year.

Scott just returned from Kingston, Ont. and a lead assistant coaching position with Queens University and hopes to parlay that into a university head coaching job eventually.

Added to the coaching staff this year is the MacKinnon’s cousin Jessica Lynch, who was a two-time all Canadian and National finalist for the University of Regina and also camp favourite Ross “Rusty” MacKinnon.

There are three different age categories, 6-9 year olds from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Aspen, 10-13 year olds from 12 to 3 p.m. at Mark Isfeld and 14-17 year olds at Isfeld from 3:30 to 6 p.m.. The cost of the camp is $95. Registration can be done by calling 250-339-0661 and asking for Scott or Kathie MacKinnon.

The MacBros Basketball Camp would like to thank the following sponsors, as the camp would not be possible without their generosity: Thrifty Foods, Odlum Brown, Happy’s Source for Sports, Coastal Community Credit Union, BodyNetix, Comox Valley Floor Centre, Vancouver Island Insurance Centres and University of Victoria Vikes Athletics.

– MacBros Basketball Camp





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