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Free youth basketball camp at ECA May 23-27

Valerie Linley, who helped lead the Cass Lady Colonels to a Final Four appearance in 1994, brings the Destined To Succeed Basketball Camp to Excel Christian Academy May 23-May 27. The free camp is for boys and girls in Grades 3 through 8 and is being sponsored by The LaVette Insurance Group.

The Emerson native played women’s basketball at Florida State from 1997-99 and was team co-captain as well as a two-time letter winner. She was a Team Community Leader at Florida State and was named to the ACC Top Six team and ACC honor roll in 1999.

She played at Hiwassee Junior College prior to FSU in 1995-1997, where the point guard was a captain, the career assist leader, Defensive Player of the Year in 1997, and a Dick Vitale JUCO Preseason All-American. She was NJCAA All-Conference and All-Region in both 1996 and 1997.

As a coach, Linley has served as an assistant at Florida State, head coach at Chiles (Tallahassee, FL) High School, and assistant at College of Charleston.

She has served as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader and earned a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Florida State University in 2002.

Third through fifth grade campers will meet each day, 8:30am to 12 noon.

Sixth through eighth grade campers will meet each day from 1pm to 4:30pm.

For more information, email —or— phone: 678-719-9003

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