UE, ONB launching special opportunity for kids this summer

UE, ONB launching special opportunity for kids this summer

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An exciting opportunity this summer for kids from various organizations in the area.

UE and Old National Bank unveiled the “Walter McCarty Leadership Academy Day Camp” on Wednesday.

Men’s basketball head coach Walter McCarty and Women’s basketball head coach Matt Ruffing both attended day camps when they were younger. So they know exactly how important they can be.

This allows both the men’s and women’s basketball teams the chance to not only interact, but also inspire.

“I think it was very pivotal just being able to learn, grow and meet people outside of my comfort zone, doing new activities and learning more about other people," Coach McCarty explains. So I think it’s just an amazing opportunity for kids.”

“Absolutely, you get a first hand chance to meet them, and get a chance to interact with them,” says Coach Ruffing. “You see them on the floor and what they do. But you’re in your seat. But to be able to ask them questions, take pictures, get autographs, i mean it’s a once in a life time deal.”

The camp is set for late June inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

The kids will get to work first hand with student athletes on numerous games and activities. Lunch and donuts will also be provided.

But above all, they’ll get to make memories for years to come.

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