REDMOND, OR -- Summer brings several sports camps options for local kids. One upcoming camp features instruction from a local athlete now in the big leagues.
Maarty Leunen grew up in Redmond, where he was a star basketball player. He took his talents to the University of Oregon and is now playing pro hoops in Europe. In the off-season, Leunen conducts hoop camps for local youngsters. "Redmond has been so good to me, and I want to continue to do my part to help the youth of Redmond and the Central Oregon area," Leunen tells KBND News. "This is a good way for me because I’m a kid that’s from Redmond, went to high school in Redmond, but then has gone on to play college basketball at a high level and on to play professional basketball."
Leunen comes home from Italy in time to conduct his boys and girls basketball camp for third-through-12th graders. "I’ll be there every day working with the kids, running them through drills, giving instruction." The camp runs June 15th to the 17th. All proceeds go to support boys and girls basketball at Redmond High.