Butzel Long sponsors Eighth Annual U of D Mercy Titan Athletic Club’s Basketball Camp for Special Needs Kids on June 28 in Detroit


Children ages 12 & up will learn and develop key basketball skills during unique one-day clinic

DETROIT, Mich. –  Exercise, team-building and fun are all benefits of youth sports. Notably, the University of Detroit Mercy Titan Athletic Club, is hosting its Eighth Annual Basketball Camp for special needs players from 9 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the historic Calihan Hall on the campus of the University of Detroit Mercy. Butzel Long law firm is a sponsor of this year’s event.

The one-day clinic is for any special needs players (all abilities are welcome) ages 12 & older to learn and develop basketball skills. Athletes with trainable mental impairment (TMI), educatable mental impairment (EMI) and other developmental or physical disabilities are encouraged to participate.

“Butzel Long has a long and strong history of community involvement in the city of Detroit -- we are proud to sponsor this important event,” said Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs, attorney and shareholder, Butzel Long and a former Titan basketball standout, Titan Club member and U of D Mercy Alum. “We developed this clinic for special needs kids to help them develop fundamental basketball skills and have fun at the same time.

“They are excited about learning and mastering a new skill,” he added. “Like any new experience, it helps build confidence. It is a highlight of the year for Titan Athletic Club members, Titan coaches, players and alumni.” 

The clinic puts all participants through various drills before ending with a scrimmage. The fee is $15 per student, which includes a camp T-shirt and tour of Calihan Hall.

Parents/ guardians are welcome to stay and watch. A camp-parent room will be available. To register or for more information, call John Hitchings at (313) 993-1700, ext. 7331 or visit www.DetroitTitans.com/TitanClub.  The registration deadline is June 26. Families who may need financial assistance, also can inquire about camp sponsorship.

About the Titan Athletic Club

The University of Detroit Mercy Titan Club is the official booster organization for more than 300 student-athletes at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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