participants playing basketball

For the past 18 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with Webster University for the Shoot ‘n Hoops Basketball Clinic. This year’s clinic, held on December 3, was taught by the Webster University Men’s Basketball team. Twenty-eight Arc participants attended the clinic where they spent the morning running different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting and blocking to improve their skills. They had the opportunity to show off their new and improved skills at the end of the day with a scrimmage game with the men’s basketball team. This partnership not only provides skills training for Arc participants, it also provides the men of Webster University’s basketball team the opportunity to volunteer and make meaningful connections to people in their community that have other abilities.

18 Years of Partnership

The Arc athletes were invited back on December 18 to attend a Webster University Men’s basketball game. This was an amazing day for the athletes, since the Arc was recognized as a long-time community partner. The Arc athletes and their family, and friends were there to cheer on the Gorloks and were also highlighted as the “team of the game”.

“Chris Bunch, Head Coach, and the young men of the Webster University Basketball team have been so gracious and wonderful these past 18 years,” stated Rhonda Hembree, Director of Leisure programs. “Our Arc athletes enjoy learning new basketball skills and drills from the basketball players. It is a joy to see everyone interacting and having fun together on the basketball court.”

Thank you to Webster University for their continued support to our St. Louis Arc athletes.
We look forward to many more years of the Shoot ‘n Hoops Basketball Clinic.