Spots still open for Triche basketball camp

Young aspiring basketball players can still register for the second annual Norma Triche Memorial Youth Basketball Clinic, presented by Brady Faith Center, next week from July 14 through July 18 at Most Holy Rosary gymnasium on Bellevue Avenue in Syracuse.

To register, please contact 378-0824 or enroll at the start of the clinic. Sign-up will also be available on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Most Holy Rosary. The program fee is only $10 and is limited to 100 kids.

The clinic will be led by former Syracuse University men's basketball standout Howard Triche and other special guest coaches, including his nephew, Brandon Triche - a key member of the Jamesville-DeWitt High School State Class A championship basketball team in 2008.

It will include a morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for eight to 10-year-olds and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. for 11- to 13-year-olds. Basic ball-handling and game fundamentals will be taught. All participants will receive a T-shirt and autographed basketball.

"We are thrilled to host this outstanding program," said camp director Dave Allen. "The clinic gives children who love basketball something fun to participate in this summer.

"It is an especially meaningful event for us as it is held in memory of Norma Triche - a terrific mother, role model and youth advocate who meant so much to this community - in particular those of us from the Southwest side of Syracuse.

"And through Howard's example and leadership, we hope to reinforce to the kids that you can accomplishment whatever you hope to when you combine talent with hard work and know-how."

Norma Triche passed away Dec. 18, 2006 at the age of 80. She raised five children, was a teacher in the Syracuse City School system for over 20 years and a member of the union board, as well as a member of the American Legion, and a Father Brady award winner.

Howard Triche, a graduate of Corcoran High School, played forward at Syracuse University for four seasons from 1984 to 1987.

Founded in the 1940s by Father Charles Brady, Brady Faith Center, located on South Avenue across from the Southwest Community Center, offers programs and services to improve the quality of life on Syracuse's Southwest side.

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