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Men's Basketball Team Hosts Junior Waves Club in Free Clinic
Though basketball season doesn't officially begin until October 17, Firestone Fieldhouse was filled with the familiar echo of basketballs bouncing this past Saturday, Oct. 11, when the Pepperdine men's basketball team hosted the Junior Waves Club in a free basketball clinic.
Assistant coach William Kimble and volunteer coach John Impleman instructed the 15 boys and girls who attended, with the Pepperdine players demonstrating basketball basics.
"The coaches and players did a great job teaching the kids the fundamentals of the game," says Kevin Borzenski, Pepperdine athletic events coordinator and Junior Waves Club manager. "The kids loved it; you could see it on their faces. And the parents really appreciate the opportunity to bring their kids to a free clinic with a Division One basketball team."
The basketball clinic is part of the many benefits of the Junior Waves Club, a low-cost program that allows kids to get involved with Pepperdine athletics. Members are invited to attend home contests for free, with pre-game chalk talks with Pepperdine coaches and post-game autograph sessions with players at select games. Members also receive a Junior Waves T-shirt and membership card, as well as a special card signed by a Pepperdine athletic team or University mascot Willie the Wave, that is sent to them on their birthday. There are a number of other events and free clinics given each year.
This year's men's basketball team is a great team to introduce kids to Pepperdine, Borzenski says. "The coaching staff stresses outreach and having a presence in the community," he says. "It's good to raise Pepperdine fans, and these free clinics introduce them to Pepperdine in a way that no other program here can."
Click here for more information on the Junior Waves Club or call Kevin Borzenski at (310) 506-4150.