Slam Dunk: HoopMania marks 15 years in Marcellus

"It's not super competitive, the goal is to get them better," Bergevin said. Having attended other basketball camps as a high school athlete, Bergevin spoke from experience that camps for older athletes tend to focus more on the competition.

"We have structure here, too, but want kids to have fun," Bergevin added.

Seeing Coccia and the other founders of the camp -- Mark Christensen, Chris Rogers, John Coccia, Bob King, and Dennis Haughney -- scoring a dunking contest among the current coaches and taking on their younger counterparts on the hardwood, was a reminder of how much fun the camp is, and always has been.

Coccia said when he started the camp he just wanted to get good reviews from campers. Fifteen seasons later, it's safe to say that mission has definitely been accomplished.

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