Deputies Help Establish Basketball Camp In Immokalee
Kids living at the Immokalee Apartments have got game this summer.
In late June, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office began a basketball camp for the boys and girls living at the apartment complex, 601. W. Delaware. The camp takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Kids and teens ages 8 to 15 can play and learn about the sport with the assistance of Coach Rob Jenkins from Lehigh Acres. Jenkins teaches at East Lee County High School and coaches the varsity girls’ basketball and track teams.
The owner of the Immokalee Apartments approached CCSO deputies to start the program for the kids living there so they could have fun in a safe environment and build a positive relationship with local law enforcement.
At the end of the basketball camp in mid-August, CCSO will help to host a tournament and BBQ for the participating kids, their families and residents at the apartment complex.
Rob Jenkins, who coaches the varsity girls’ basketball team at East Lee County High School, instructs the kids living at the Immokalee Apartments the rules of basketball during the CCSO summer basketball camp.
Dee Johnson, 14, practices during the first day of the basketball camp.