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Children as young as 7 years old participate in the Josh Howard Camp and
some have even grown up to become counselors.
As part of the Josh Howard camp, the children will be exposed to a number of
drills, such as shooting. One camper attempts to show off what he has learned.
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when God blessed him to become a
player in the NBA he not forget
where God has brought him from,"
said Nancy Henderson, Josh
Howard's mother. "I told him as he
gives, God will give unto him, so I
think it's great for the kids to let them
know someone cares enough for
them to do this, then they would want
to reach out and do better with their
For the last couple of years,
Howard was holding duel camps at
W. R. Anderson and Hanes Hosiery
Community Centers simultaneously
but the number of kids was getting
too large so he decided to hold sepa
rate camps this year, with the Hanes
Hosiery camp coming in August.
Anderson Community Center super
visor Bryant McCoride has known
Howard for years and says he is very
happy that he decides to hold this free
camp for the neighborhood kids.
McCorkle went on to say, "Josh
has generously given a lot of kids an
opportunity to participate in a camp.
He could have easily charged hun
dreds for this camp, but he chose not
to. It's been a great partnership going
on 13 years, and I look forward to
doing it for years to come."
Howard went on to say that he
wants the kids to know that a kid
from Winston-Salem can make it and
there is more to life than just basket
ball. He says he actually looks for
ward to this camp because he knows
the kids here wouldn't get this oppor
He recounted his years as a youth
growing up in the Morningside sec
tion of the city and how he used to
walk to the Anderson Community
The opportunity to see the kids
grow throughout the years he has
been holding this camp has been a
blessing, he said. Even some of the
counselors of the camp are former
participants. He said having the kids
continue to come back and see the
impact his camp has is payment
Photo* by Timothy Ramsey
WJt. Anderson Community Center supervisor
Bryant McCorkle is excited for the kids to be able to
experience a camp like this in their neighborhood.
Having size and quickness enabled Kala Robinson to excel in high school, but
she says she knows she needs to become stronger and faster to compete with
girls on the collegiate level
Kala Robinson, shown with her father Alvin Robinson, is headed to Fayetteville
State University in the fall to play for the Lady Broncos.
Robinson wants to study child psychology because she wants to work with children.
Following undeigrad she plans on attending graduate school to earn an advanced degree
and obtain a position in psychology because, she said, she likes to help people.
Makenna Mason will travel the short distance and study at Salem College this
fall as well as play tennis.
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Photos by Timothy Ramsey
Forsyth Country Day School tennis coach Harold Moore has done great work
with local youth in the community as well as the kids on his team.
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regional s and lost in the first round of the
Moore is not only the head coach at
FCD school but also coaches youth in the
community looking to excel at the sport of
tennis. He brings his community group
out to train with his team at FCD so all of
the kids can practice together. He stated
that FCD encourages the youth to come
out and train with the team members as it's
a win-win for all involved.
Mason signed her letter of intent to
play for Salem College come this fall. She
has been playing tennis since she was a
youth along with swimming and martial
arts. As she entered the sixth grade, she
began to focus more on tennis and her
father began to enter her into local tourna
ments. She has been perfecting her craft
"Makenna has a very dynamic power
game similar to Serena Williams," said
Moore. "In my opinion she will be in one
of the top spots at her school and she will
be an asset immediately. She excels in the
classroom as she is an honor roll student
and she has been a joy to work with these
past six years."
Mason finished second in her confer
ence and lost in the second round in the
Caldwell and Mason wanted to let
young African-American kids know there
are opportunities out there for them
besides the normal sports of football, bas
ketball, or track and field.
"When you're black, you're expected
to play basketball and football just like I
did. You really aren't taught to play other
sports such as tennis or lacrosse. I would
recommend that young black kids go out
and try tennis or swimming or martial arts
and expand their horizons," said Caldwell.
Mason followed by saying, "Playing
other sports is fun and something different.
A lot of people expected me to play basket
ball and tun track, but those were things I
wasn't very good at. Tennis is something
I'm good at and I enjoy it."
According to Coach Moore, both of
these young players have a very bright
future, and he expects them to excel at the