Story last updated at 7/22/2015 - 5:07 pm
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its annual Latseen Hoop Camp in Juneau in August and feature Bob Saviers, a current coach for Juneau's Hoop Time Amateur Athletic Union.
The Latseen Hoop Camp is a free program that provides a safe environment for youth to be physically active, develop basketball fundamentals and learn the Tlingit language.
The camp is for students in grades 3-8 and is scheduled 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Aug. 10-13; the location is still to be determined. Students may register online.
Saviers is a National Collegiate Athletic Association certified coach, a former coach for Dzantik'I Heeni and Floyd Dryden middle schools and one of the originators of Hoop Time AAU.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.