This will be my next to last column for the season and I would like to list several of the Eastern Maine summer basketball events that will be held for the basketball junkie who is looking for events to ease his basketball withdrawal symptoms.
The Clark Noonan 2nd Annual Memorial Basketball Event will be held at Bangor High School June 28-30.
It is for players 16 and older. There will be 20 teams participating and 45 games will be played during the three-day event. The format is 30 pool-play games followed by a 15-game single elimination tournament.
Many outstanding high school, college, and former college players will be taking part.
The money raised will go to a scholarship fund commemorating Noonan, a former Bangor High athlete who was tragically killed in an automobile accident last spring while a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish.
He was an outstanding person and this is a great event.
All basketball enthusiasts will want to attend some games in one of the biggest summer basketball events in the Greater Bangor area. Officials donate their time to do these games.
For more information, contact tourney organizer Luke Hettermann at 852-5302.
The Bangor Y is sponsoring its annual Men’s Summer Basketball league for six weeks in July and August at the Penobscot Job Corps Academy. For more info, call the Y at 941-2808.
On July 18, at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding its Power Basketball Camp for girls ages 8-13.
The contact person is Amanda Tewksbury at 951-6360. Soccer and cheerleading are also offered. Camp hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Downeast Co-ed Basketball Shooting Day Camp will be held at Acadia Christian in Trenton on Aug. 5-9. There are three age groups; grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Videos and written evaluations are included while the $150 cost includes a book on shooting and an Accu-shot shooting aid. Contact Sean Casey at 502-2522.
The Orono Girls Summer High School Basketball League will be run again this summer from June 17 to July 24 on Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at the University of Maine’s recreation center. Contact Bill Libby at 852-4671.
The Orono Basketball School, for grades 3-8 for boys will be June 24-28 and for girls July 8-12. Tim Pearson, Mike Corneil, and Don Erb will run the school. Visit oronrec.com or call 866-5065 for info.
The Bangor High School Summer Boys League Program will run from June 19 to July 31 on Mondays and Wednesday evenings except for July 3. Games are at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. at Bangor High. Twelve teams will be participating.
The Bangor Hoops Summer Program is set for week one (July 15-19) and week two (July 22-26). The program is for boys entering grades 2-5 and 6-9. There is a strong emphasis on shooting, passing and ball handling. The cost is $50. Need-based scholarships are available.
For info, contact coach Bill Kohtala at 866-3383.
The Bangor Hoops program for girls will run at Bangor High on the following dates and times: July 15-22 for grades 1-6 at 8-30-10:30 a.m. and for grades 7-12 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $50. For info, contact coach Katie Herbine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Town High School 2013 Coyote Boys Basketball JamCamp is July 15-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is open to all boys grades 4-12. Contact email@example.com.
Husson University has scheduled a girls varsity and JV team camp on June 28-30, a boys varsity and JV team camp July 1-3, and a coed basketball camp for grades 3-8 on July 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. The fee is $250. For info, contact head men’s basketball coach Warren Caruso.