Former UConn star basketball player, Kara Wolters, has a problem most basketball camp directors probably wish they had. Many of her coaches/counselors can’t attend Wednesday’s session because they have a prior commitment.
Since some of Wolter’s camp counselors are members of the reigning N.C.A.A. National Women’s Basketball Championship UConn Huskies team, they will be in Washington D.C. to attend a White House reception in their honor hosted by President Barack Obama. Click here to read that story by John Altavilla.
In seven of the fifteen years the Kara Wolters Big Dream Basketball Camp has been running, the UConn Huskies have won the Championship, however, the White House visit has never coincided with the two weeks the camp is held. “I’ve been lucky,” Wolters says after finishing another day of the first session held at Avon High School this week.
However, the campers probably won’t mind, since Wolter’s was able to find star replacements — her former teammates Rebecca Lobo, and Carla Berube of the perfect 35-0 team that won the 1995 N.C.A.A. Women’s National Championship. That team went to the White House, for Wolters first trip there, and she made it back there after she was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team in 2000.
The second session of the camp is held at East Longmeadow High School in Massachusetts next week for girls in grades 5 through 10. That session is still accepting campers so click here for more information.